Last month, a critical vulnerability in the Windows DNS server was revealed, with the potential to allow cybercriminals to gain access and make changes to company IT systems. This vulnerability is ‘wormable’, and affects ALL Windows users, which means that immediately installing the security patch released to deal with the issue is absolutely crucial. If this is not possible straight away, then a workaround must be implemented.
Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files so that data cannot be accessed. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim in exchange for restoring the data. Some of the more aggressive forms of ransomware exploit security holes in operating systems, infecting computers without the need to deceive users. One such security vulnerability is BlueKeep, discovered in May 2019 to be affecting older versions of Microsoft Windows.
Have you been joining many other UK businesses in stockpiling imported goods ahead of a hard or uncertain Brexit? If so, or if you are considering it, aside from the practicalities, financial impact and logistics, there is something else of vital importance to consider: insurance.
2018 was a busy year for cyber-attacks and data breaches: it’s time to make sure your business doesn’t get caught out in 2019 by checking your policies to ensure you are covered for everything you believe could pose a risk within your business. Remember: cyber crime insurance is NOT usually covered on a commercial combined policy.