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Free support to help small businesses combat cyber-attacks




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Ref: MSVPR03                                                      Date: 11th April 2019

Free support to help small businesses

combat cyber-attacks



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A local IT consultancy is giving SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) the tools to fight back so that performance is not unduly compromised in the event of a malware attack or ransomware demand.

Wolverhampton-based MSV Consultancy supports SMBs across the Midlands and is keen to point out that being prepared for cyber-attacks is now a business imperative and a collective responsibility.

Director Tim Killick says: "We're helping clients with attempted cyber-attacks from malware and ransomware on an almost daily basis. These attacks used to be random and speculative, but today they are targeted and sophisticated. Too many UK businesses are ill-prepared, providing easy pickings for cyber criminals."

Inadvertently businesses can download malicious software which uses encryption to hold their data for ransom. This can cost a company anything from £500 to £100,000 depending on its perceived ability to pay and the level to which it relies on information technology.

Since most firms process data to manage invoices, distribute orders and pay suppliers and employees, the impact can be very serious. Investing in an off-site, cloud-based backup service makes sound business sense, and with MSV's free set up and configuration offer, complete business protection can cost as little as £50 per month.

Tim adds: "A malware attack can leave a business in limbo for days, and may take several weeks to fix.  As well as data loss and the cost of staff being unable to work, businesses that fall prey to a serious breach can face a hefty fine from their regulatory body."

To educate SMBs about cyber threats MSV Consultancy has created a short animated video:

The IT specialist also offers some top tips to help SMBs protect their valuable data:

  1. Update all software regularly, including operating systems and applications
  2. Back up data every day, including information on employee devices, so you can restore data in the event of a cyber-attack
  3. Train staff about good data security practices
  4. Implement a communication strategy to inform employees if the company's network has been hacked
  5. Devise an emergency response plan before an attack occurs
  6. Work with your IT staff/support team to identify any system vulnerabilities

For advice about backup support and what to do if you receive a ransomware demand, talk to MSV's technical team on 0845 241 6370 or email 

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Caption: MSV Consultancy is helping SMBs to reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber-attacks.


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Media contact:

Sue Tupling

Changeworks Communications

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Company contact:

Tim Killick

MSV Consultancy Limited

PD119/120 Science Centre

University of Wolverhampton Science Park

Glaisher Drive


WV10 9RU

Tel: 0845 241 6370