Reacting to Ransomware: Prevention and cure

Ransomware is one of the most common methods of attack used by cyber-criminals and has the ability to freeze entire systems, prevent operational continuity and cost businesses a significant amount of money. Users will know that they have been a victim of a ransomware attack almost immediately because a message from the cyber attacker will appear, saying that files have been encrypted or that you have been locked out of your computer. The message will also contain details of a [...]

Eventura selected as one of the UK’s Top 25 SME Culture Leaders

Earlier this year, Eventura was nominated in a first-of-its kind league table programme by Real Business and BreatheHR. The programme looked to find the top 25 SME culture leaders within the UK. Today, we are honoured to announce that we received an email stating Eventura had been chosen to feature within the list, recognising the efforts of the Senior Management Team in creating and driving a strong and inclusive company culture. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the [...]

Secure your website, or pay the price

Beginning this month, Google Chrome (the world’s most popular web browser) will start to mark all websites as insecure if they do not have an SSL certificate. This means that your website will appear as “insecure” to people browsing your website and your SEO ranking may even be affected. Not having an SSL certificate can have widespread implications for your business, particularly if you process payments through your website. As consumers become more aware of cyber security issues, many will [...]

Cyber-attack volume continues to rise

Eventura partner, SonicWALL, recently released a cyber-intelligence report based on statistics gathered from its customers and the wider marketplace throughout May 2018. This report showed that there has been a significant increase in the number of cyber-attacks, when statistics are compared with historic data from the previous year, regardless of attack method. The report showed that in May 2018 alone, the average SonicWALL customer faced: An attempted 2,302 malware attacks, presenting a 56% year-over-year increase; An attempted 62 ransomware attacks, presenting a [...]

Myth Buster: Cyber security in the construction industry

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common, dominating headlines and affecting businesses across all sectors. As your business becomes increasingly reliant on technology to realise the many benefits it brings, defending against possible attacks is crucial. A government report highlighted that UK construction companies had been affected by 77,000 separate cyber security incidents in a single year, but there is still a lack of awareness and proactive prevention within the industry.  “Surely my business isn’t a target” Many business owners don’t think that they [...]

How can enterprise systems help construction companies to become more efficient?

Traditionally, the construction industry has relied on the manual completion of tasks and disjointed systems, which has led to a lack of visibility across the organisation. A well designed, implemented and supported enterprise system can help businesses to overcome these obstacles, increasing efficiency and streamlining business processes.   Five benefits of an enterprise system for construction companies are: Real Time Data A well designed, fully integrated enterprise system ensures that all data is up to date. This is essential for all parts of [...]

Why construction companies should encrypt their data…

Construction companies hold a lot of important, confidential and personal data concerning projects, contractors, clients and employees. It is important that this data is kept safe, as the ramifications of a data breach can have far reaching consequences for all involved. With the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection is more important now than ever. The GDPR has replaced the  Data Protection Act (1998) from 25th May 2018, providing individuals with more rights about how their [...]

Ransomware: How you can protect your business

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of ransomware attacks affecting businesses, with more than 700,000 ransomware attempts being recorded in a single year alone. Ransomware attacks can freeze entire systems, prevent operational continuity and cost a significant sum. In addition to downtime costs, it is estimated that victims have paid over £150 million to cyber criminals! So how can you protect your business from falling victim? It is true to say that there is no such thing [...]

Three Critical Business Risks Associated with Email

Email is a core business application, enabling individuals to communicate within and outside of the organisation with ease. However, the use of emails is not risk free with three critical business risks of corporate data loss, external threats and operational dependency being of prevalence. Corporate Data Loss Large volumes of corporate data are an asset to every business and the breach or loss of such data could have wide ranging implications. The risks have recently increased further, following the enforcement of [...]

Why are construction firms a prime target for cyber criminals?

Cyber attackers do not discriminate against industry or size and for this reason, cyber threats have become one of the most prominent risks to businesses in the modern world. What makes cyber-attacks even more dangerous is the variation of delivery methods which now include phishing, ransomware, viruses and the list goes on. In an industry that is traditionally hands-on, with much of its business conducted offline, it is surprising to many that the construction industry is one that is most [...]