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10th October

Colchester Street Weeks starting 23rd October in the Monkwick area of Colchester. For more information, click here - https://www.essexinfo.net/colchesternhw/assets/documents/street-weeks

 

4th October 2017

Victim Support is an independent charity supporting victims of crime.

We are looking for reliable volunteers with great listening skills, who have four hours or more to spare a week.

We have a few places left on our next four day training course in Chelmsford on 3rd, 4th, 17th & 18th of November.

We will train you to offer practical and emotional support to people affect by crime. 

Interested? Find out more by emailing essexvolunteering@victimsupport.org.uk or calling 01277 357557
www.victimsupport.org.uk

 

15th May, 2017

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.
 
Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use. 
 
Key Protect messages for businesses to protect themselves from ransomware:

  • Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available.
  • Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated. 
  • Create regular backups of your important files to a device that isn’t left connected to your network as any malware infection could spread to that too. 

 
The National Cyber Security Centre’s technical guidance includes specific software patches to use that will prevent uninfected computers on your network from becoming infected with the “WannaCry” Ransomware: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance
 
For additional in-depth technical guidance on how to protect your organisation from ransomware, details can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/protecting-your-organisation-ransomware