No tears over Wannacry

No tears over Wannacry

June 2, 2017
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The Wannacry encryption virus caused havoc last month, taking down many large organisations like the NHS. These companies have multi million pound IT budgets, and yet still found themselves vulnerable to a fairly common attack.

Boundary IT Services are pleased to report than none of our clients were infected. But this doesn’t mean we will be complacent. IT security is not the most interesting subject but being diligent can save you thousands of pounds in unwanted downtime and potential data loss. The key things to keep in mind are:

  • A secure Firewall – we recommend Draytek
  • Updated AV software – we recommend ESET
  • Anti Spam protection – we recommend GFI Maxmail and Everycloud
  • Windows Updates – we automatically manage these for all clients

You can never be 100% secure, but keeping the above points in mind can protect you from most threats.