Wanacrypt

 After a busy few days making sure our key clients are protected against the latest ransomware attacks, we can happily say we have had no one compromised.

You can read about the threat here:

Microsoft Issues WanaCrypt Patch for Windows 8, XP

We need to be vigilant however, so make sure of the following:

 1. All computers have Windows updates applied, specifically those found here:

 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx

 If you need any assistance, please call us. 

 2. Ensure staff only open emails and attachments from trusted sources. Staff education is the best defence against these exploits. If in doubt, ask us to investigate for you.

 3. Use an email filtering service to block these emails from hitting your Inbox.

 4. Properly configure your firewall to prevent exploits getting in and out of your network.

 5. Run an adequate anti-virus, one that will prevent these applications from running.

 6. Check your backups. Your backup solution should be secure, with multiple copies and offsite replication.

 7. Finally, talk with your insurer. In the event that these ever evolving exploits get through your defences, insurance coverage can help you pick up the pieces.

As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call (07) 4637-9033

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