Essential Data Security Measures Every Business Should Take

As it is Cyber Security Month, and hacks and breaches are becoming more prominent in our lives, we thought we should write a blog to help your business stay safe and secure. Data security measures are a necessity for everyone so here are some simple tips for your business to follow: Strong Passwords An obvious ...

Are you secure from cyber threats? – Tim Goddard

Tim Goddard, our technical director talks IT risk audits and cyber threats in the Suffolk Wire this month. The full article is here Tim discusses the potential cost of not giving your IT systems an annual risk audit and that it could be astronomical!   If Corbel can help you feel safer and secure with your ...

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What is Petrwrap Petya ransomware?

The recent meteoric rise of ransomware in the public domain continues with the latest outbreak of a variant known as Petya or Petrwrap. This originally is thought to have been released on systems throughout the Ukraine and has since spread to a growing number of countries throughout Europe, leaving destruction in its wake. Petya is ...

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Petya Ransomware strain infects businesses in the Ukraine and Europe

Many businesses are facing up to the realisation that their computing systems have been infected by a new variant of ransomware. It was only last month that the WannaCry ransomware strain spread around the globe, infecting over 230,000 computers and encrypting files leaving users locked out of their systems.     This new variant of ...

Announcing the Disaster Recovery Open Day September 2017

After the amazing success of the March event, Corbel are co-sponsoring another Disaster Recovery Open Day to be held on Wednesday, 20th September 2017. This event will be held at Corbel’s Disaster Recovery suite based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Disaster recovery is an important part of any business continuity plan and with the growing occurrences of ...

Increase in Openreach scam calls

Phone scams like this have been around for a while, but since the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that afftected many countries across the world, scammers have stepped up their efforts to take advantage of the confusion. It appears that there are some scam calls being made to businesses (and possibly consumers) which appear to originate ...

Protecting students online. Keeping Children Safe In Education – Part 2

As mentioned in part one of this article, new Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance became statutory on September 5th, 2016 and in the second part of this article we’re going to detail out a solution from one of the three firewall/content filter manufacturers that has the correct signatures in their filter to ...

Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE)

Protecting students online. Keeping Children Safe In Education – Part 1

The new Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) statutory guidance that became statutory on September 5th, 2016 means that online safety is a critical safeguarding issue. In part one of this article we’ll cover the main details of the new guidance document, with part two describing a solution from one of the three firewall/content filter ...

Are you prepared for Ransomware?

Ransomware is often featured in the headlines these days and is currently a popular tool in the hacker’s toolbox. Typically ransomware infects a user’s machine and informs a user that their system has been infected. The user is told that the system is being held to ransom and if they don’t pay the ransom demand ...

Beware! Could you be held to ransom?

Mass spamming event targeting UK computer users Corbel would like to make you aware of a mass email spamming event that is currently ongoing.  The emails seem to be targeting, in particular, small and medium size businesses, with the email content deeming to be from banks or other financial institutions. The emails carry an attachment ...