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CQR Wins Two West Oxfordshire Business Awards

PRESS RELEASE APRIL 1, 2019 CQR won two prestigious awards at the 2019 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBAs). CQR an independent global provider of cyber security and resiliency services had a memorable night and were thrilled to win the Small Business award sponsored by Veritrec and Greg Inge, CQR founder was awarded the Business Person…

Are you cyber secure?

An informative Breakfast Seminar organised by CQR UK in conjunction with corporate & technology lawyers White & Black and hosted by Hosted by MP Robert Courts, at the stunning world heritage site Blenheim Palace.   Our knowledgeable speakers will be covering: Core practices to keep your business secure Types of breach & how to respond…

CQR Security Bulletin – LibSSH >0.6 Authentication Bypass

If someone knocks on your door, it would be reasonable to determine who it might be.  Upon asking “who is it?”, if they were to respond with “I can come in!” you may be taken aback and make additional attempts to work out who it actually is.   SSH, or Secure Socket Shell is a…

Unauthorised mobile porting, how could it possibly affect me?

Multi-factor authentication (“MFA”) is a technology which has seen widespread adoption across numerous platforms such as Facebook, Google and various Microsoft services.  It requires users to have two or more factors prior to access being granted to their account.  This is typically implemented through something known to the user, i.e. a password, and something they…

Petya Ransomware Virus

What is the risk? Known as Petya, Petrwrap or GoldenEye, this ransomware virus has been in circulation since 2016.  However, it has, gained traction internationality with recent source code modifications to include the NSA exploits “EternalBlue” and “EternalRomance”.  It is believed this recent wave started in the Ukraine and Russia, with infrastructure, airports, public transport…

Docker – Just another virtualisation technology?

Before we discuss Docker, lets understand what virtualisation is and the different types of virtualisation. Virtualisation is the creation of a virtual (not actual) version of something, which might be an operating system, hardware or storage.  In general, a Virtual Machine emulates a physical computing environment, where the CPU, hardware, memory and other components are…

Moving Beyond P@$$w0rd

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is currently finalising updates to its Digital Identity Guidelines[1], which provide guidance on user authentication to systems and applications.  Three recommendations which may come as a surprise are not enforcing password complexity, not requiring periodic password changes and not using phone or SMS verification.  But before…

Ransomware is the Symptom not the Disease

We have seen the world’s largest coordinated ransomware attack this past weekend, that notably ran rampant through a large number of UK hospitals.  The reason that this malware is different than most is that (a) it has a network based self-propagating capability that we haven’t seen since Conficker in 2008; and (b) the vulnerability used…

WannaCry Global Ransomware Attack

What is it? WannaCry is ransomware that is affecting Microsoft Windows operating systems. On 12/05/2017 a coordinated attack was initiated, infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. The ransomware is somewhat unique in that it spreads via multiple methods, including phishing emails and as a computer worm on unpatched systems. [separator…

Commander Tim Peake joins the latest Oxford Cyber Security Cluster meeting!

Title photo – From left to right: Commander Tim Peake, Neil Britten, Vistage, Sue Staunton, James Cowper Kreston, Nicola Blackwood, MP, DS Sally Russell, Thames Valley Police, Stewart Benger, CQR, Alan Brunstrom, ESA Photos courtesy of NK Media Ltd Rob Lacey Photography Last week saw CQR and several other members of the Oxford Cyber Security Cluster…

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