11am Registration 3pm Registration Web App Security: URLs, Uploads and Dragons Join us on Thursday 25th February 2021 for our latest free webinar.   Handling file uploads and processing URLs should be easy, right? Well, it turns out there are many things that can go wrong, in lots of different ways, and at many levels (e.g. an application, a framework, the web browser, a proxy server).   We explore through example how assumptions and subtle mishandling of URLs and files can lead to various high severity OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities. In this webinar we will build an understanding of these vulnerabilities that spares no detail whilst being accessible also at a non-technical level. Overview: Subtle dangers of the humble URL Why hackers gravitate towards File Upload features Exploitation of Server-side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities How to avoid these dragons   Sign-up to your preferred time slot below:   11am: Click here to register  3pm: Click here to register    If you require any additional information please get in contact with us: info@appcheck-ng.com 11am Registration 3pm Registration

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Darktrace and Fortem Information Technology Announce Cyber Security Partnership Tuesday, December 8th – Fortem-IT has today announced a partnership with Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company. This new partnership will empower Fortem’s customers and community to detect and respond to in-progress attacks anywhere across their entire digital infrastructure with Darktrace’s cyber AI, including the Cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial control systems. Darktrace was founded in 2013, and today its AI technology is relied on by over 4,000 organizations worldwide to identify and automatically fight back against fast-moving and sophisticated cyber-threats. “In a time of rapid digital change and uncertainty, the cyber-threat landscape is only ramping up in sophistication and complexity,” commented Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace. “It is a pleasure to announce our partnership with Fortem-IT, a relationship that will empower more organizations to embrace cutting edge AI technology to detect and respond to attacks in their earliest stages – before damage can be done.” “We are looking forward to working in partnership with Darktrace. Their use of AI to help customers understand their Digital DNA and autonomously respond to emerging attacks in seconds will be of great value to our customers, protecting them in an ever-changing threat landscape.” Said Graham Rich, Sales Manager, Fortem-IT. About Fortem-IT Our vendor-agnostic, consultative approach identifies the best technologies to help our customers achieve their goals, address their business challenges and stay ahead of the competition. From cyber-security, infrastructure and end-user computing solutions through to complex multi-cloud projects our team is committed to support your organisation with the small things that matter day-to-day, and the big things that make a difference. Operating out of conveniently located offices in London and Birmingham in the UK and Vancouver in Canada, Fortem have national and international coverage. We are your complete technology partner. About Darktrace Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 4,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. The company has over 1,300 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

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Join us on this one hour webinar dedicated to RingCentral Office and how RingCentral can help turn your employees into happy, productive assets for your business. You will learn how to communicate more efficiently using Messaging, Video and Phone calls on any device, and how you can bring employees and customers together with the world’s #1 business communications platform.  We will also take a detailed look at the analytics that are available to you to provide deep insight into how you are performing. Please feel free to come with questions to ask the RingCentral experts. Click here to register https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaynDAFyJo&ab_channel=RingCentralLooking to find out more information?

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With the necessity of digital transformation, IT environments get more and more complex and dynamic, bringing with it new security challenges. The need to isolate communication flows is essential. Micro-segmentation gives your business the possibility of unparalleled process-level visibility over your operations, reducing the risk of attack surface and improving governance over your entire IT stack.  Join our upcoming webinar where you can learn How to Reduce Your Risk and Protect Your Brand with Micro-segmentation Tuesday 29th September 2020 @ 10:00 AM BST Click here to register Looking to find out more information?

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Watch on demand video Webinar – 17th September 2020 3pm BST Runecast Analyzer – Have Lunch on Us! Complexity is the enemy of security, and latent risks are the enemy of up-time. As your AWS and VMware environments grow, there’s a nasty tendency for complexity and configuration drift to take hold. Typically Runecast Analyzer delivers: – 75-85% reduction in time spent troubleshooting.– 80%+ reduction in VMware incidents and issues.– Minimal time to value: go from downloading the appliance to having actionable data in minutes.– Significant ROI, this case study highlights a £70,000 annual saving:https://www.runecast.com/case-studies/major-european-eshop-reduces-vmware-related-incidents vExpert – Kev Johnson In this session, vExpert, Kev Johnson, will show how Runecast Analyzer can really help you to secure your environments, reduce risks, ensure compliance with your security standards, and help you to plan for the future. Strap in, it’ll be rocket paced! Watch on demand video Looking to find out more information?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1vDBgFchbE&t=483s&ab_channel=FortemInformationTechnology Webinar – 09 July 2020 10am BST Data breaches, phishing scams and malware are still making headlines. The impact of losing information of millions of customers can result in significant financial consequences, along with disrupted business productivity and reputational damage. Inevitably, the dreaded question is – “Could this happen to us”? Data breaches, phishing scams and malware are still making headlines. The impact of losing information of millions of customers can result in significant financial consequences, along with disrupted business productivity and reputational damage. Digital risk protection platform In this webinar, Fortem, together with Cybersprint (European leaders in digital risk) and their customer, a large international bank, will show you how they leverage a brand’s digital footprint to decrease risk, and help answer board questions without hesitance. Looking to find out more information?

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Education Readiness – Ensuring Your Organisation Is Ready As the world responds to the outbreak of COVID-19, our thoughts are with those affected and the emergency services, working around the clock keeping us safe.   At Fortem-IT, we are working to do our part, by ensuring the safety of our staff and customers, we are also offering advice, technology tips and providing resources to our clients and followers to help them do their best, whether working remotely or on-site.   This week we are looking at education readiness, the jury is out as to whether schools should be opening so soon, but for a large number of education professionals and children up and down the country, this is a reality.   We have put together a top 5 on Education Readiness – ensuring your organisation is ready and prepared as you head back into your place of work. 1 – Security and data protection   It’s fair to say that the world will be a very different place once the world has recovered from the outbreak. With many services being quickly adopted and rolled out to enable remote teaching and learning, securing and protecting these systems is going to be more important than ever.    Multi-factor authentication and data Loss prevention should be considered and implemented to provide additional layers of protection. We work with a wide range of security solutions, and our team are more than happy to discuss multi-factor authentication (MFA) or single sign-on (SSO).    In the wake of the EasyJet breach and hack, network security is a hot topic and is still as important as ever. We can run a simulated attack on your network to see how secure you really are against emerging cyberthreats. 2 – Realigning budgets   As the majority of budgets are being realigned to accommodate for a post-COVID-19 world, the need for careful planning and expenditure should be managed and maintained. Previously scheduled summer projects will need to be reviewed and reclassified, taking into account how critical they are to individual business units.    Finance teams will need to work closely with IT partners to ensure correct financial help and ensure plans are adopted in line with post-COVID-19 budgets. In an effort to keep planned projects on track, many of our clients have spoken to us about our range of finance options, including sale and leaseback, to help raise capital.   We are more than happy to discuss these with you as we all start returning to normality, give us a call on 0845 519 4055 to discuss.  3 – Procurement lead-times The impact of Covid-19 impacted hardware lead-times, this meant that most of the easily accessible consumables such as keyboards, mice, webcams, etc. had lead-times extend from beyond a few days to weeks or even months. Careful reviewing of day-to-day hardware and supply chain availability should be factored in.    While it can be hard to predict when a pandemic will hit, having a backup of equipment and IT peripherals just makes sense. We are able to stock hold and can deliver a wide range of products and equipment. 4 – Strategic planning In conjunction with your IT service provider, strategic planning is extremely important. Ensuring your business continuity, disaster recovery and back-up solutions meet availability and service uptime targets will be essential.    Our experience working with large government organisations has ensured that we are always aware of the worst-case scenario, we are able to go through your current disaster recovery and business continuity plan, make suggestions and even test your current setup. As the adage goes, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. 5 – Strengthening remote working capabilities With the majority of the education sector utilising collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom to deliver remotely, now is the time to review how these capabilities can strengthen the future of the classroom.    These tools have been essential to ensure communication between educator and students, however, review of these tools should be undertaken to ensure they meet governance and safeguarding policies. In addition, scaling these access tools to meet licensing capabilities and concurrency of large student numbers should now be a priority. Request a call back   Not only do we have a range of cost-saving solutions available to help, but our education pricing is on hand to help you procure a wide range of IT equipment, computers, and peripherals at highly discounted rates.   If you would like to keep up to date with our news and events why not follow us on LinkedIn – Fortem Information Technology.   To request a callback, simply fill out the form, our friendly team will be in touch shortly.   Alternatively email us at Sales@fortem-it.com or call us on 0845 519 4055.     Education readiness with Fortem-IT – lets work together.

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Fortem-IT are fully committed to learning new technologies and best practices so that our clients have continued confidence in our  abilities to react to the issues they face in their industries and markets. We consider ourselves business partners, this ensures we maximise the value we add and are constantly investing in our skillsets and the services we provide. We are pleased to announce that as part of our Information Security initiatives, Fortem-IT are now Cyber Essentials certified. Certification from this government-backed initiative is widely regarded and aligns appropriately with our cybersecurity strategy. Achieving this status demonstrates that we take cyber and data security extremely seriously and have achieved a standard that has been tested and approved by an accreditation body under the scheme. The Cyber Essentials Scheme is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy that aims to encourage businesses and organisations to implement digital protection against common cyber-attacks, whilst allowing them to demonstrate an increased awareness of cybersecurity. It has two main functions: Provide a clear statement of the controls all organisations should implement to mitigate cybersecurity risks Provide a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to their customers, investors and other stakeholders that they’ve put these controls in place For information regarding the scheme visit the Cyber Essentials homepage.  If you would like assistance with the scheme, we are able to provide help and advice on gaining accreditation, feel free to get in touch. Sales@fortem-it.com – 0845 519 4055

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Business Continuity Planning       How can we help mobilise your workforce during this period of uncertainty?  Fortem have recently implemented several contingency plans to ensure we are fully able to meet the needs of our customers during this COVID-19 outbreak. Our technology allows us to operate our systems and processes remotely ensuring continuous levels of service. Should we need to close our offices and switch to a completely remote working model we are able to do so, confidently and effortlessly. Is your company ready? As the Coronavirus spreads, more and more people are taking advantage of remote working, which is great for those with the capability and infrastructure.  While initially it may be business as usual there will be the issue of increased usage and a lack of infrastructure to support the demand. Areas of concern will centre around VPNs, VDI and remote computing, VoIP and unified communications, remote security, the absence of mission-critical software and perhaps a shortage of hardware as teams decide how tasks are completed and who will be responsible. The final area of concern is likely to be IT support staff, as the number of staff working from home grows so will the need to support them. This is likely to bring strain to systems and infrastructure, any areas that have been overlooked or underfunded will no doubt be brought to light.  We’re here to help. In the last month, we’ve seen a sharp rise in the number of requests that have arisen from our clients implementing their own contingency plans. This has included additional hardware requirements including laptops, peripherals and server upgrades (due to increasing capacity), as well as additional licenses and software to deal with remotely using legacy applications and systems securely. As your technology partner we remain committed to supporting your business throughout this testing time. We are constantly monitoring the situation and will update you should the need arise. Perhaps you are looking to bolster up on your disaster recovery or mobile workforce strategy, or simply wanted validation that you’ve left no stone unturned when devising your current business continuity strategy. We are more than happy to answer any concerns you may have and welcome the opportunity to assist you. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our dedicated team on 0845 519 4055 or sales@fortem-it.com.    

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