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Bolton Beer Festival 2018

The Bolton Beer Festival is looming and we are proud to once again be one of the main sponsors. The event is a premier UK Beer Festival attracting more than 200 beers, wines, spirits and much more. The Bolton Beer Festival, continues to be one of the highlights of the social calendar for all in the town, as well as a great corporate event. Funds raised support Bolton Lads & Girls Club who do a fantastic job with the youth [...]

Malware: The Monster That Could Be Lurking on Your Network

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common and with high profile attacks, they are being reported widely in the mainstream media. One of the most common threats is malware, and according to a number of studies, as many as 1 in 4 organisations have malware lurking on their network right now! What is malware? In simple terms, malware is any type of software written and deployed with the intent of causing harm to data, devices or individuals. The term malware includes many types [...]

Mythbuster: Five Common Cyber Security Myths

With the season of monsters and ghouls being upon us, it is only right that we look at some common cyber security myths, dispelling them once and for all. 1.      Only Important or Influential People are Targeted This myth is named by experts as security through obscurity. In other words, it is considered that the internet is such a big place that no one cares about you and even if someone tried to attack your system, there wouldn’t be too much [...]

Cyber Security: The Role of Users

All businesses regardless of industry or size are at risk of falling victim to cybercrime. The role of IT professional in implementing and maintaining strong cyber security defenses has changed dramatically over the past thirty years and now all users are in some way responsible for cyber security defense within the business. Following high profile cyber-attacks and an increase in mainstream media coverage, business owners and decision makers are realising that cyber security must formulate part of the overall business [...]

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 [...]