National Cyber Security Centre

Major cyber-attack on the UK is inevitable

Now we’re not ones to scare monger but when the head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre says that a major cyber attack on the UK is only a matter of time then that seems pretty serious to us! Ciaran Martin who runs the Security Centre suggests that the lessons learned from the malicious cyber activity in 2017 indicates that more cyber disruption is on its way.

So as a business owner or IT professional, what can you do to make sure you’re organisation is not in the firing line?

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penetration test

Why a Pen Test will keep your business secure

Many of the recent comments on cyber and ransomware attacks centres around when an attack is going to happen and not if. Opinion seems to be that no business or organisation is immune from attack and as the data and information held by every company has a value, all companies are targets for cyber criminals. The damage that can be done by hackers accessing your network and obtaining data can be disastrous, affecting the stability and future well-being of the organisation. So identifying where your business may be vulnerable becomes an important consideration. A Pen or Penetration Test will find all the gaps and access points, giving you the opportunity to increase your security and stop intrusions.

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AVR International

Where did that year go?

Writing this post today 20th November, I calculate there are just 25 working days until the end of the year. It’s quite staggering how quickly time passes.  How those lovely warm summer days have fast faded into the memory as the cold, damp, dark days of winter approach. So have you achieved all you wanted to in 2017?  Can we help you with any outstanding threat protection, data compliance or mobile device management issues?  Always happy to chat and provide an alternative quote with no obligation.  

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AVR

AVR celebrates our 15th Birthday!

Back in 2002 when businesses would traditionally purchase a suite of anti-virus signature detection based solutions from one vendor, Helen Hall started a business in the basement of her home, with the objective of offering her customers a diverse range of security solutions to better match their specific company requirements.  Anti Virus Reseller Ltd  was born on 22nd October 2002 and now in 2017, we are proudly celebrating AVR’s 15th birthday!

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SentinelOne Endpoint Protection

We can stop every type of endpoint attack

Over 50% of all UK businesses were hit by a cyber attack in 2017. Seven out of ten large firms identified a breach and those businesses holding electronic data were twice as likely to be attacked (UK Government Cyber Breaches Survey 2017).  All of those attacked will have anti-virus and firewalls in place, but today’s advanced malware can breach those defences.  Next Generation Endpoint Protection will stop every type of attack at every stage in the threat life-cycle.  So what’s stopping you giving your business this vital security?

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Ransomware attack

Join our Petya-NotPetya Ransomware webinar – Wednesday 28th June at 4.00pm

Here we go again!  Another major, global Ransomware attack has launched that is causing havoc and disruption to businesses and organisations across the world.  The cyber-attackers are demanding ransoms to release or unlock data, which in most cases will never be recovered.  There is an answer.  There is total and complete managed Endpoint Protection that will protect and detect against the threat.

AVR is running a Custodian360 webinar at 4.00pm GMT today, Wednesday 28th June, where we will talk about the current threat and examine the forensics of the attack that some are calling Petya and some are not! To register for the webinar, complete the form below and we will confirm your registration immediately.

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Ransomware

Defeat Ransomware over Breakfast in Manchester

Whilst you may be tiring of hearing about Ransomware and would love to ignore it, it’s becoming less likely it will ignore you!  With a sharp increase in the number of cyber attacks highlighted by the recent, formidable WannaCry attack which crippled many NHS Trusts, Ransomware is a clear and present danger for all businesses and organisations.

The good news is that you can protect against Ransomware and other malware and stop it completely, avoiding the disruption we have recently seen across the media.  We invite you to join AVR and SentinelOne for breakfast in Manchester on Wednesday 12th July 2017 and find out how.

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AVR at InfoSec

Meet AVR and Custodian360 at InfoSec

InfoSecurity, Europe’s premier Information Security Conference and Expo arrives at Olympia London on Tuesday 6th to 8th June where AVR and Custodian360 will be there!  AVR will be guiding people through the maze of hundreds of exhibitors, identifying the right solution providers.  Custodian360 will be exhibiting on the show floor, demonstrating its unique Total Managed Endpoint Protection solution.  We’d love you to join us!

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Wannacrypt

WannaCry Ransomware – the story so far

Friday the 12th of May 2017 saw the first Ransomware worm that we have seen in the wild wreak havoc across the globe, striking indiscriminately at those running Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or un-patched Windows 7 Operating Systems. This worm has exploited the vulnerability MS17-010 allowing it to spread through a network at alarming speed and with no user interaction.

This week we are running webinars at 3.00pm and 4.00pm GMT every day where we will talk about the current threat landscape and show WannaCry in action before taking a deep dive into the forensics of the attack. To register for one of these, complete the form below and we will confirm the joining details immediately.

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Wannacrypt ransomware

Is Wannacrypt Ransomware worm the tip of the iceberg?

The media has been swamped with reports of the large scale Ransomware attack that broke on Friday 12th May. In the past, Ransomware was more about affecting single users but Wannacrypt (or Wannacry as it is also known) changed that and became the first Ransomware worm with the ability to search out other vulnerable computers and infect them.

Companies across the world were shut down and unable to work. Many today are working to restore systems from back-up and put their businesses back online. If you were not affected then that’s good news but without scaremongering, can you afford to remain unprotected against threats like this? Now is the time to act.

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