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Malware, Worms and Ransomware #BeCyberSmart


"Malicious Software” comes in several different forms and variations, and malicious code can be injected into machines that have vulnerabilities or exposed systems, or they can be unpacked accidently by a user.

Watch video HERE and find out why: 
- Anti-malware software is important.
- A consistent approach works.
- Patching is key.


“Wormable Exploits” can cause devastating attacks. Worms are adaptations of traditional viruses and built with networking capabilities. They can
 “hop” around the network spreading malicious code and create a game of “whack a mole” with the IT admins. Worms thrive on vulnerabilities, and holes in your configurations.

Watch Video HERE and find out why: 

-  A good quality firewall is needed.
-  Network monitoring software works. 
-  Keep patching.


Huge high-profile ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Not Petya have caused huge financial upsets worldwide. But how do they work, and how can an attacker / malicious actor put you in such a position that you may even consider giving into their demands?

Watch Video HERE and find out why: 

- Backups and protection are essential.
- Anti-malware software is important. 
- Patch, patch, patch!

If you need help, please get in touch with our security experts - 0800 688 8858 or visit




Joseph Ball

Joseph Ball

Joseph Ball is a cybersecurity professional with years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Previously worked for the British giant BT where he was responsible for developing and managing the threat landscape and risk realisation, Joseph joined Chess as the Information Security Officer at the beginning of 2019.

Boasting a degree in Computer Forensic Investigations and Computer Security, he spent time advising the Police as a Special Constable where he worked with the likes of FACT and Interpol with regards to media content piracy.

Joseph is passionate about making cybersecurity easy to understand even for non-technical people. He believes that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but he will preach best practices to everyone who has a minute to spare.

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