It’s been the busiest year!..Time to reflect on Cyber Attack cases!It’s the final quarter and the keyboards are still tapping hard-and-fast in the OYC Studio.
We’ve covered so many interesting IT topics and cases this year, from cyber attacks to AI adoption, it’s hard to pick the highlights, but we’ve taken some of the key stories that have made it to our Gallery pages to overview in the next few months. Here’s one, on Cyber Attack prevention delivered by our clients at Ivanti, for a large manufacturer of workshop equipment based down in beautiful Bude in Cornwall:
Ivanti Helps Bott Ltd Prevent Cyber Attacks:
A world leader in the manufacture, installation and fit of professional workplace storage solutions, Bott Ltd provides services to 10,000 customers worldwide. That means it must protect an equally impressive collection of workstations and servers to keep corporate and personal data private. Bott Ltd wanted to comply with the UK government’s Cyber Essentials controls to safeguard government contracts and attract new private-sector business. Like other respected cybersecurity frameworks, the UK government endorses back-to-basics controls like patching, privilege management, and secure configuration that could prevent around 80 percent of cyber-attacks.
Better Patch Management
Moving from Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to a patch management solution with increased visibility and a more robust feature set would help pave the way for Cyber Essentials certification. Certification requires Bott Ltd to demonstrate ongoing patch management across the organization to help keep software up to date and eliminate vulnerabilities before they’re exploited. After an on-site demonstration by cyber threat management provider Satisnet Ltd, Bott Ltd adopted Ivanti® Patch for Windows due to its ease of use and rich security tools. Its underlying scanning engine performs security patch and hotfix assessment with detailed granularity. It captures missing patches and more, including logging the appropriate security bulletin name, detailing the files in each hotfix, and applying only the latest patches, not those that came before. Shaun Parnell, Bott’s Information Technology Technician in Bude, recalls: “There simply wasn’t another product with the capabilities and ease of use of Ivanti Patch for Windows. We rely on it for centralized patch distribution every two weeks to meet our Cyber Essentials obligations. ”From a central console the solution scans for all available patches and flags which OS patches and application updates are available since the last refresh. It prioritizes critical patches and the distribution policy is set for after work hours. Patch for Windows can scan all endpoints at all sites, deploy patches, and initiate a blanket shutdown following successful deployment. When users return to work, they’re unaware an update was applied. The solution also minimizes bandwidth consumption because Patch for Windows downloads the patches just once.
Profile: A leading manufacturer of workshop equipment, in-vehicle equipment, and workplace storage solutions
Location:Bude, Cornwall, UK
Website of Partner:http://satisnet.co.uk
Solution:Ivanti®Patch for Windows
Benefits:§Automated patch management for the Windows OS and third-party applications§Tools that deliver on the UK’s Cyber Essentials framework for better cybersecurity§Time to concentrate on core business goals