Cybersecurity update – ‘PrintNightmare’

2021-07-13T13:49:56+01:00July 13th, 2021|Cyber Security, Security and Threats|

This cybersecurity update focuses on the ‘PrintNightmare’ vulnerability on the Windows operating system - another security risk which we have acted upon recently and which all users should be aware of. Microsoft has issued a fix for the critical bug named ‘PrintNightmare’. The bug was accidentally disclosed by researchers but the fix, a patch, is [...]

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Prioritise your IT security – Kaseya ransomware attack

2021-07-08T12:54:34+01:00July 8th, 2021|Cyber Security, Security and Threats|

Businesses should be prioritising their IT security as the increase in cyber crime continues. You may be aware of a recent ransomware attack on US-based firm Kaseya, which has been described as the biggest global ransomware attack on record. Here at Pro Drive our clients can be reassured that we don’t use this particular Kaseya [...]

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Is your Technology Strategy a winner?

2021-07-01T13:17:00+01:00July 1st, 2021|Productivity, Remote Working, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Why are we asking about your Technology Strategy in the same sentence as mentioning all the exciting (or nerve-racking) sports events taking place this summer? As we write, the England football team are still in the Euros – how far will they go? Then there’s Wimbledon tennis, the Tour de France cycling, Rugby League and [...]

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How to protect against Office 365 ransomware

2021-05-13T15:05:10+01:00May 13th, 2021|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

You will no doubt be aware of the threat ransomware poses, especially as attackers are now targeting the cloud. Here’s what to do to protect against Office 365 ransomware … Briefly, for anyone who isn’t familiar with the term, ‘ransomware’ is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until money [...]

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Cyber security protection – why tighten it up?

2021-05-11T13:29:47+01:00May 11th, 2021|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

4 in 10 UK businesses report suffering breaches or attacks in the last year. It could be you if you have a blind spot and don’t update your cyber security protection in line with the times … A survey of cyber security breaches carried out by Ipsos MORI recently for the government found that: • [...]

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Time to overhaul cybersecurity in the Energy sector

2021-04-29T16:50:30+01:00April 29th, 2021|Cyber Security, Energy, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

The pandemic has changed ways of working and we’ve seen a rise in cyber attacks. But even pre-COVID, it was time to review cyber security in the Energy sector. With the ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ well underway it is hoped that society in the UK may return to some sense of normality from the summer. [...]

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Recent malware attack: ‘Sunburst’ update

2020-12-29T14:23:42+00:00December 29th, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Security, Energy, Financial Services, Law, Security and Threats|

A recent malware attack, mainly targeting the US government and known as 'Sunburst', has caused concern worldwide. SolarWinds, based in Austin, Texas, provides computer network management tools to a wide range of clients and announced recently that its Orion product had been compromised. Pro Drive want to reassure our clients that we don’t use this [...]

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Locked down not locked out, with IT support for business

2020-11-25T11:13:00+00:00November 5th, 2020|Cyber Security, Productivity, Remote Working, Security and Threats, Technology News|

We’re in another lockdown in England, so check your computer software is cyber secure and provides suitable IT support for business … If you’re still using Office 2010 or Office 2016 for Mac, be aware that support from Microsoft is ending this year and they are no longer providing technical support or software and security [...]

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5 reasons you need Cyber Essentials

2020-11-25T11:17:44+00:00September 17th, 2020|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Having Cyber Essentials certification not only protects your business but shows your clients and prospects you take cyber security seriously too. Coronavirus is something which is proving very difficult to control and is impacting our daily lives in ways that were unforeseen mere months ago. So, in business it’s vital that - where we can [...]

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Don’t panic! But prioritise your cyber security

2020-10-27T08:09:41+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Security, Energy, Financial Services, Law, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

It doesn’t matter if you’re working in the office or remotely – wherever you are, if you don’t take cyber security seriously it could be very costly to you. Here’s what you need to know … In our last blog we gave you some stats which highlight the enormity of the cyber security threats facing [...]

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