As cyber-attacks intensify the cost to insure against an IT security breach is soaring. Insurers are looking more closely at the levels of security in an organisation before offering a policy and premiums are at an all-time high. If the security controls are low, a reduced level of cover, or no cover, is being offered.

The answer is prevention. Strengthen the security controls and insure accordingly. Deploy fit for purpose layers of security, train staff and establish a robust backup policy.

Don’t leave it until it’s too late. We can assess your security needs and then ensure your IT systems are secured, up-to-date and proactively supported with Firewalls, Backup, Encryption and Data Recovery. Call the team for help and advice. T: 0113 234 148

We have been ensuring that the post-pandemic workspace model our clients chose is underpinned with the right IT. This means their IT systems support productivity, efficiency, great communications and total security.

This is an interesting report from @harvardbusinessreview on different post-pandemic workspaces: As It Was, Clubhouse, Activity Based, Hub and Spoke, Fully Virtual. The review is based on 1,600 Australian office workers.

What works for one business may not work for another and therefore the business strategy along with employee preferences must be taken into consideration. We will work with you to develop your future proofed IT strategy – whichever model you chose.

Contact Richard for more information on how we’ve been helping businesses like you. T: 0113 234 1548

Qlocker and eCh0raix are targeting QNAP NAS and encrypting users data for ransom.

QNAP strongly urges users take immediate action.

  • DO NOT shut down the NAS

  • Install the latest Malware Remover version and run a malware scan on QNAP NAS

  • Update the latest available version of The Multimedia Console, Media Streaming Add-on, and Hybrid Backup Sync apps

QNAP has released an updated version of Malware Remover for operating systems such as QTS and QuTS hero to address the ransomware attack. If user data is encrypted or being encrypted, the NAS must not be shut down. Users should run a malware scan with the latest Malware Remover version immediately, and then contact QNAP Technical Support.

QNAP is urgently working on a solution to remove malware from infected devices.

If you are a QNAP NAS user but have been unaffected by the recent Qlocker and eCh0raix malware attack, QNAP recommends the following actions:

  • Install the latest Malware Remover version and run a malware scan as a precautionary measure

  • Update passwords to stronger ones

  • Update Multimedia Console, Media Streaming Add-on, and Hybrid Backup Sync apps to the latest available version

  • Modify the default network port 8080 for accessing the NAS operating interface. Steps to perform the operation can be found in the information security best practice offered by QNAP

  • The data stored on NAS should be backed up or backed up again utilizing the 3-2-1 backup rule, to further ensure data integrity and security

Info from QNAP security news. For details, please refer to the QNAP security advisory QSA-21-11 and QSA-21-13.

If you are worried about any aspects of your IT security, call the team at Conformedia for help and advice.

Tel: 0113 234 1548

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