15/05/17

How to avoid the NHS Ransomware attack on YOUR business

The cyber attack on hospitals across England locked staff out of their computers and forced many NHS trusts to divert emergency patients. Reports say that as well as details of patient records and appointment schedules, internal phone lines and emails, have all been rendered inaccessible. With the result that normal work is impossible. Ransomware, a malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid, 

At PC Net we encourage businesses to become part of Cyber Essentials, a new Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials is for all organisations, of all sizes, in all sectors and the Government is encouraging businesses to adopt the requirements as appropriate to their business. 

This is not limited to companies in the private sector, but is also applicable to universities, charities and public sector organisations. For more information search for Cyber Essentials on www.gov.uk