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Global ransomware cyberattack hits Britain’s National Health System

Ransomware strikes yet again. The UK National Health System (NHS) is the latest victim of the global ransomware, with ambulances diverted and patient records inaccessible in hospitals across the nation.   Wanna Decrypter 2.0 (AKA WannaCrypt0r, WannaCry or wCry) has affected over 74 countries worldwide, with 57,000 individual cases reported – and is now shutting down entire government agencies and national infrastructure companies. The ransomware is encrypting victims’ files and changed the extensions to .wnry, .wcry, .wncry and .wncrypt. Many security…

Palo Alto Networks announce biggest release in history

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With increasing cloud adoption, volumes of advanced threats and SSL traffic, security teams are overwhelmed with the task of improving cloud usage visibility, analysing data, detecting and responding to threats and inspecting SSL traffic. …

HP reinvents security with global campaign starring Christian Slater

Last month, HP Inc. launched a global first, combining entertainment with technology to ‘elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers.’ The organisation has engaged award-winning actor Christian Slater to front a four-part digital series across a year-long campaign. Slater, known in the industry for his role as hacktivist Mr. Robot in the Golden Globe winning drama-thriller of the same name, plays a ‘charmingly sinister hacker’ in the HP series. “Hacking is a serious and growing problem for businesses…

Do Managed Service Providers mean death to the IT department?

Many business users say they’re fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, the rise of BYOD, consumer tech and cloud computing may be clearing a path for change. Source: CIO.com.au, April 21 2014 The idea that the formal IT department would melt away either piece-by-piece or wholesale, replaced by managed services providers (MSPs), has been hanging over the heads of CIOs for nearly a…

If you value your data – read this!

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We’re seeing more and more phishing scams hitting homes and businesses every day.  These scams are becoming increasingly convincing, with the latest Gmail scam even emulating the writing style of your contacts to fool you. If you value your personal or business data – from family photos to highly sensitive commercial material – cybersecurity should be TOP of your priority list! From a business perspective – if you lost every document you had ever stored, would you be able to…

Sophos Intercept X – Review

Perth's leading IT specialists review a global world-first in combatting ransomware - Sophos Intercept X. Director Kelly Webb explains what it is, why you need it and how to get it.…

Event: Exclusive Roundtable with international cybersecurity expert, Chet Wisniewski

On 15 September, MSS – in conjunction with Sophos – hosted internationally recognised cybersecurity and ransomware expert, Chester Wisniewksi. The invitation-only event brought together 22 of Perth’s elite IT professionals across a range of industries to participate in an interactive discussion with Chet, while enjoying lunch at the beautiful Lamont’s Bishop’s House. Chet discussed the latest research on major cyber breaches, explaining what strategies are being put in place to help future proof businesses against these types of threats. He also delved into…

Australian Finance Group (AFG) & MSS

Australian Finance Group (AFG) chooses Managed System Services to provide technical architecture of core network expansion and production server build.…