GDPR – A threat and an opportunity

With just a year to go until GDPR takes effect, there are concerns that around half of businesses may not meet the new data protection standards in time. While the majority of IT security professionals are aware of GDPR, a recent poll found just under half are preparing for its arrival.

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WannaCry One Week On

It’s been a busy week in the security world. On Friday 12th May 2017 the world was hit by one of the biggest ransomware out breaks in recent times. It reached 74 countries and more than 45,000 systems. By Monday, this was more like 150 countries and 200,000 systems, according to Europol. When a kill-switch was found to disable the virus, it was a matter of hours until new variants were infecting systems at a rate of 3,600 per hour.

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Google Docs users hit by sophisticated phishing scam

A widespread scam affecting Google Docs began to land in users’ inboxes on Wednesday in what has been described as a sophisticated phishing campaign. 

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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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