News January 25, 2018

Global IT Vulnerability!

This blog post relates to Castleton, one of our previous brands. For more information please read the press release.

Castleton is helping protect our customers against Spectre & Meltdown; critical vulnerabilities in modern processors that can leak passwords and sensitive data.

Spectre and Meltdown have the ability to create havoc with all technology devices running nearly every desktop and mobile operating system. Spectre and Meltdown exploit critical vulnerabilities in processors manufactured in the last 20 years. These hardware vulnerabilities can allow attackers to steal data which was is currently processed on the computer or device and was previously considered completely protected.

If your computer has a vulnerable processor and runs an unpatched operating system, it is not safe to work with sensitive information without the chance of leaking the information. Understanding which patch releases need applying is a huge challenge and is often confusing and unreliable.

What Castleton is doing to alleviate the Spectre & Meltdown threats…

Castleton Managed Services is working with customers to eradicate the Spectre & Meltdown threat, and ensure their systems are secure. Castleton hosted-customers don’t need to worry – our team is already applying the necessary patches to ensure your systems are secure. For other customers, we have ring-fenced 250 days of our technical experts’ time to deal with this threat, available on a first-come basis.

Next steps…

If you have a concern about the security of your IT systems, contact your Account Manager or email to discuss how we can assist with the application of fixes and patches across your computing estate.

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