NEW SECURITY ALERT. Anish Chauhan’s advice on the WPA and WPA 2 vulnerabilities

Yesterday, a security issue involving protocol-level vulnerabilities in WIFI Protected Access (WPA) and WIFI Protected Access II (WPA2) was discovered. What is the vulnerability? These vulnerabilities which are collectively referred to as KRACK attacks (Key Reinstallation Attack), affect both end-user devices that connect to wireless networks (wireless clients) and access points (wireless infrastructure devices). This vulnerability can only be exploited …

Cyber Awareness month: The rise of Ransomware

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software which takes control of its victims device and encrypts the data making it unobtainable. The cybercriminal then demands a sum of money (often the digital currency bitcoin) in exchange for returning their sensitive data. The first ever recorded ransomware was the Aids Trojan in 1989 and was spread via floppy …

GDPR Article in the Birmingham Business Post!

Take a read of our article featured in the August 2017 addition of the Birmingham Business Post! The piece is the first of three instalments which will focus on different aspects of GDPR. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the next instalment and the dates for our GDPR workshops in Autumn. Follow the link below to …

Velo Birmingham: Anish’s 100 mile bike ride for Cure Leukaemia!

On Sunday 24th September Anish will be donning the lycra to cycle Velo Birmingham to support the fantastic Birmingham-based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. For those that don’t know this will involve me cycling 100 miles alongside 15,000 cyclists on completely closed roads, through the Midlands region. This is apparently the cycling equivalent to running a Marathon….. Cure Leukaemia is …

New starter: Nick Creed joins the team as a Senior Network Security Engineer!

I joined Equilibrium Security to specialise and focus my skills designing, delivering and deploying cyber security projects. Having worked at a Managed Services Provider (MSP) for the past eight years and seen how networks are evolving to handle the complex security threat landscape of tomorrow, the time was right for me to work with organisations who need support protecting their …

Anish Chauhan’s take on the WannaCry Ransomware hack

On Friday 12th May a strain of ransomware called WannaCry took the world by storm affecting more than 200,000 systems globally. The aftermath of this ransomware pandemic is still ongoing with many NHS patients still facing cancelled appointments and operations even days after the hack.

Anish on BBC Radio Stoke

Please take a listen to our Managing Director Anish on BBC Radio Stoke giving Cyber Security tips to businesses on how they can protect their data in the wake of the recent WannaCry Ransomware attacks   If you are concerned about the security of your business and you want some advice from our team of experts then please get in …

Anish on BBC Radio WM

Please take a listen to our Managing Director Anish on BBC Radio WM giving Cyber Security tips to businesses on how they can protect their data in the wake of the recent WannaCry Ransomware attacks   If you are concerned about the security of your business and you want some advice from our team of experts then please get in …

Beware of the new Google Docs phishing scam!

Last night a worldwide phishing attack hit Google Docs and Gmail users. The emails all seemed to be related to the domain “mailinator.com”, specifically involving the email address “hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh@mailinator.com”. The scam tried to get you to open a “shared” document which installs an App onto your Google Account which automatically spams through to your entire contact list.