July Link Roundup

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July Link Roundup

With the ever-changing landscape of IT security, it’s important to stay current.

Every month, Amazing Support brings you a link roundup of relevant news and articles in the interest of keeping our customers and readers fully informed on what new or recurring security dangers exist on the internet, whilst offering the best possible solutions to maintain the integrity of their IT networks.

It’s really worth reading these and staying up-to-date.

Amazing Support Blog

Missed our posts this month? Here they are again:

  • Is Your Business Safe? Server Negligence Is Making It Easy For Ransomware Attackers
  • The reasons why they are at risk are so obvious that it is almost laughable that they are at risk in the first place. But there is nothing funny about compromised systems and data being held for ransom. This is serious business with millions of dollars at stake.

  • Third Party Support [60 seconds with Jamie]
  • Third Party Support. Based on our long-standing knowledge of working with multiple third party vendors, we understand that businesses do not always have time available to communicate emergency or project issues to their third party IT providers.

  • Shocking Statistics: 25% of all cyber attacks in the UK are ransomware
  • Using its LiveGrid telemetry, ESET was able to discern that 25 percent of all the UK’s cyberattacks were ransomware attacks. That puts the UK on top of the ransomware hit list. No other country has had such a disproportionately high amount of ransomware attacks recorded.

  • The Dirty Truth: 93% of all emails now contain ransomware
  • Now 93% may sound a bit farfetched, and it’s easy to write this off as a scare tactic, and just continue opening emails with disregard and abandon. Or should we be paying closer attention to what we receive in our inbox?

  • Brexit implications for IT Security
  • Capitalising on the confusion set about by the Brexit, criminals have been spamming email boxes since the decision, that the UK is saying farewell to the EU, was first announced.

Amazing Support Around The Web:

  • IT Security and Your Business’ Reputation
  • When a business broaches the subject of IT security they will undoubtedly boil the matter down to money and data. Both are extremely important for a business. If money was lost in the cyberattack, then the company’s figures take a direct hit.

  • If you read one article about ransomware, read this one
  • Even cybercriminals need a digital home to operate out of, and within the past 12 months, domains that have been linked to ransomware schemes have increased by 3500 percent.

Other Important News:

  • How LinkedIn’s Data Breach and Password Exposure Increase Your Third Party Risk
  • In 2012, various news reports announced that LinkedIn had suffered a data breach. The initial estimates of leaked passwords were 6.5 million and LinkedIn’s own blog announced that as a result, they would contact members with compromised accounts to rest their passwords. News outlets encouraged all users to change their passwords just to be sure and months later, it seemed like the worst was over for LinkedIn.

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David has held positions as Operations Director and Head of IT in legal and professional firms for more than 10 years. He is a Director and co-owner of Amazing Support, a Microsoft Silver accredited and specialist Managed IT Support and IT Services company. David actively helps SME businesses receive better Managed IT Support and IT Services in the London and Hertfordshire areas. He also assists overseas companies who are looking to expand their business operations into the UK and helps with their inward investment IT process. A member of The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and an event speaker promoting business start-ups and technology awareness. Married with a son, you will often see him riding his bicycle around the Hertfordshire towns! David participates in charity bike rides and is a keen Krav Maga practioner.

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