WannaCry Ransomware goes global

On Friday, a cyber attack on an unprecedented scale struck a wide range of organizations in over 99 countries across the globe. The ransomware attack, known as WanaCry or WanaCrypt0r shut down IT systems in NHS hospitals and GP surgeries in the UK as well as many large global organizations including Telefonica, FedEx and Renault.

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A call to our customers

Avecto is listed as an official security provider in the Endpoint Protection Platforms category on the Gartner Peer Insights website. In case you aren’t familiar with the site, it’s a review portal for security leaders and their teams to get anonymous third party feedback on a vendor and their software solutions. We firmly believe this type of resource is a hugely valuable, open and honest way of assessing the security landscape. So this is our rallying call, for Avecto customers to tell the world what you think about our Defendpoint software.

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IT professionals ask for the “Easy Button”, but does it even exist?

I speak to many IT professionals who don’t have visibility over the endpoints and don’t really understand the day to day work behaviors of their staff. When asked to “secure the endpoint” by their management, there are many misconceptions about the effectiveness which naturally arise.

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The endpoint security paradox

One thing that troubles me when speaking to clients, from SMBs to truly global enterprises, is a number of times I see technology driving security strategies and not the business requirements. So many organizations work in silos and not co-ordinating their IT security strategy. It is important to understand WHY you are embarking on a particular security project and how this fits with the wider strategic goals of your company. This, of course, takes longer to start with but significantly shortens deployment life cycles and wasted effort.

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Security basics provide the best foundations

In the era of next-gen technology, it’s the often-forgotten basics that provide the best foundations.

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