Grenfell Tower – managing the aftermath

On 14th June, Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey, tower block of flats in North Kensington erupted into flames. Emergency services worked tirelessly to ensure as many people were rescued as quickly as possible. Once stabilised, the UK united with an influx of donations and volunteers. The aftermath was labelled “absolute chaos”, with little communication with residents regarding rehoming and a lack of coordination. As volunteers figure out how to communicate with residents and the councils’ involvement is criticised, Nick Hawkins, Managing Director EMEA at Everbridge will discuss how critical communications technology can streamline relief strategies and ensure action is timely.

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ESET Breaking News – Petya – Analysis of TeleBots’ cunning backdoor

No doubt you have heard of the Petya ransomware attack that hit many computer systems around the World. That attack was spearheaded by the malware ESET products detect as DiskCoder.C (aka ExPetr, PetrWrap, Petya, or NotPetya). This malware masquerades as typical ransomware: it encrypts the data on the computer and demands $300 for recovery. In fact, the malware authors’ intention was to cause damage, so they did all that they could to make data decryption very unlikely.

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