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Fortinet Expert Integrator, MSSP and Marketplace Partners

Fortinet Expert Integrator, MSSP and Marketplace Partners

Fortinet Expert Integrator, MSSP and Marketplace Partners

We are delighted that following Fortinet’s launch today of their new Engage partner programme, Nouveau are the first in the UK to feature in all three business model categories; Integrator, MSSP and Marketplace at Expert level.

The new programme centres around Advocate, Advanced and Expert, with Expert being the highest. Expert partners are proven Fortinet solution experts who have demonstrated consistently high revenue and can deliver the full range of Fortinet solutions and with experts to manage complex deployments.

“In recognition of our Fortinet expertise and go to market strategy focussed around security managed services and cloud (AWS/Microsoft partner), we are pleased to feature in all three “go to market” business models. This validation reflects the joint commitment and strong relationships between our two organisations in keeping our clients’ systems, data and people secure and compliant” says Andy Stevens, Business Unit Director.

If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing hello@nouveau.co.uk or calling in to 01189 688290.

Heartsine 360P Training Video

Heartsine 360P Training Video

Please watch the whole video. It is important that all staff have a competant understanding of how to use the Heartsine 360P incase of an emergency.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Adele Scott on adele.scott@nouveau.co.uk.

Nouveau BullITen – Issue #2 – IT News Bulletin

Nouveau BullITen – Issue #2 – IT News Bulletin

Welcome to the Nouveau’s Nouveau BullITin (that’s a ‘bulletin’, but with more focus on IT). We hope you enjoy this weeks roundup.

Facebook hacked on Twitter as they lose control of their own account

In an article from The Register we learned that Facebook had lost control of its own Twitter account as it was hijacked by hacker group OurMine. “Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security is better than Twitter”, boasted the hackers in the tweet. You can read more by visiting the original article below.

Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/10/security_roundup_feb7_2020/

Google Chrome to bar HTTP file downloads:

In this post from ThreatPost it has been detailed that Google Chrome will soon restrict files such as PDFs and executables from being downloaded via a HTTP connection.  Google already began labelling HTTP websites as “insecure” when they put a warning label in the navigation bar back in 2018 – there certainly seems to be a big push from Google to getting HTTPS websites the total norm.

Source: https://threatpost.com/google-chrome-to-bar-http-file-downloads/152674/

Windows 10 start menu shows adverts for Chromium Edge to users of Chrome, Firefox & IE users:

It has been reported on WinCentral that Microsoft has been using Windows 10 internal adverts to push their users into using Chromium Edge over other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

These internal adverts have been seen in the search bar when users type in the name of their browser of choice. You can read more on this topic in the linked article.

Source: https://thewincentral.com/windows-10-start-menu-ads-suggest-chromium-edge-to-chrome-firefox-ie-users/

Coronavirus Phishing Attack Infects US & UK Inboxes

Emails offering advice on how to protect yourself against coronavirus that contain malware have been circulating people’s inboxes. Cybercriminals, as indicated by this story, seem to be trying to capitalise on the fears of the general population. You can read more about it in the linked article.

Source: https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/coronavirus-phishing-attack-infects-us-uk-inboxes/d/d-id/1336946

Huawei: UK 5G concerns ‘a witch-hunt’ says Chinese ambassador

In an article from the BBC, China’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming says that the opposition against Huawei’s 5G plans for the UK is “a witch-hunt”.  Stating that Huawei “is a privately owned company”, Xiaoming claims that there is no risk to involving Huawei in Britain’s 5G networks.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51433590

Heathrow Airport apologises for IT failure distruption

Heathrow airport have aplogised for inconvenience caused by “technical issues” that saw their IT systems fail. Issues with IT at the airport, mixed with weather problems, caused big delays for many passengers.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51526173

PurplePhish Security Awareness Training… Made Simple!

PurplePhish Security Awareness Training… Made Simple!

How to mitigate your most dangerous threat… your staff!

Did you know that 6 out of 10 cyber security breaches reported to the ICO in 2019 were a result of human error made by employees that worked for the breached organisation?

Security awareness training is a fantastic way to help your organisation protect itself from hackers and other types of cybercrime. From reducing the amount of errors made by employees to increasing your business’ reputation, security training is definitely something to consider for every organisation serious about maintaining a high level of security.

Watch this video from PurplePhish about how Security Awareness Training can help benefit your organisation.

Get in touch with us for more information by calling 01189 186822 or email hello@nouveau.co.uk.

Nouveau BullITen – Issue #1 – IT News Bulletin

Nouveau BullITen – Issue #1 – IT News Bulletin

Welcome to the first issue of Nouveau’s Nouveau BullITin (that’s a ‘bulletin’, but with more focus on IT). In these weekly posts we aim to roundup relevant IT news all in one place so that you can stay up to date with the latest information concerning IT security and cloud without having to do much searching around on the web. We understand that it can be hard to stay up-to date with all the latest pieces of news, so hopefully these posts are a convenient way of getting a good gist of what’s going on in the world of IT.

WannaCry ransomware attack on NHS could have triggered NATO reaction, says German cyber general:

In this article from The Register it is made clear that the WannaCry attacks on the NHS back in 2017 were not taken lightly by NATO. You can read more on the subject by clicking the link below.

Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/03/wannacry_could_have_triggered_nato_german_general_says/

Microsoft Offers Rewards of Up to $20,000 in New Xbox Bug Bounty Program:

There seems to be value for companies such as Microsoft in doing all that it takes to ensure maximum security. This article on Threat Post discusses how they are offering large sums of money for users to find vulnerabilities in their Xbox systems. It’s clear that maintaining a secure, bug-free experience for their users is a priority.

Source: https://threatpost.com/microsoft-offers-rewards-of-up-to-20000-in-new-xbox-bug-bounty-program/152424/

AWS: Your complete guide to Amazon Web Services & features

We stumbled across this post by Tech Radar a few days ago and thought it might be worth a share. This article conveniently puts together the features of Amazon Web Services into one place – when you look at it all in a list, you realise just how much there is to cloud services like AWS and Azure.

Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/aws

New Microsoft Browser Combats Crypto Mining Malware

On Bitcoinest, we learned that in Microsoft’s new version of the Edge Browser there will be features to prevent crypto-mining malware that will be superior to SmartScreen (a cloud based anti-malware component in many of Microsoft’s software).
An interesting part of the article involves the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant – hackers were using a wallpaper of him to infect machines with malware. You can learn more about it in the article.

Source: https://bitcoinist.com/new-microsoft-browser-combats-crypto-mining-malware/

Be wary of hotel cyber security, experts tell agents

According to data from Statista, food and hospitality organisations had only invested an average of £1080 in internet security during 2019.
Considering we live in a world where we can work from anywhere and everywhere, it might be sensible to consider what networks we join when we stay away, according to this post from TTGMedia.

Source: https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/be-wary-of-hotel-cyber-security-experts-tell-agents-21092

Sonos exposed some customers’ email addresses in BCC apology gaffe

If you own a Sonos, we are sure you might have heard about the company cancelling support on a variety of older products – it’s caused quite a stir in the world of audio entertainment.
In lamens terms, because of the lack of support it means the old dusty speaker in the image above will work as it did when it was released, where as many Sonos products will not.
On top of that, they also made a blunder that breaches GDPR regulations.
Sonos emailed hundred of customers by accidently CC’ing them into an apology email (referencing the cancellation of support). It just goes to show that user training is just as important as processes and technology. You can read the original article here on Trusted Reviews.

Source: https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/sonos-exposed-some-customers-email-addresses-in-bcc-apology-gaffe-3979632


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Could you kindly express our gratitude to your engineers for the excellent work they carried out for us. “

Farhad | London Borough of Hounslow

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” Being responsible for IT in an organisation which is very tech dependant is a real challenge, especially having no formal IT experience myself.  Having the Nouveau team at the end of the phone is a real-life saver and I have needed a life line many times.  I most appreciate the accessibility, knowledge and friendliness of the team. “

Judith Ball | CFO | Aspen Worldwide

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” The company I work for has been using Nouveau Solutions for the past 15+ years and I have had the pleasure myself to build up a good, close relationship with them for about 12 of those years.

Nouveau Solutions have dedicated teams for each different area that are made up of very knowledgeable technicians and engineers that specialise in their specific area of expertise. It is due to this that I always feel confident that Nouveau Solutions will be able to deliver us any IT services that we may request from them (there has been a lot over the years).

They have always gone above and beyond to deliver high quality professional IT services to meet any requirements that we throw at them within any timeframes that we may set.

On top of the ad-hoc IT services we request from Nouveau Solutions, they also monitor, manage, maintain and support some of our network infrastructure and have always been on hand to resolve any issues that may be noticed via their monitoring or raised by us within a timely manner.

We also purchase the majority of our IT equipment including hardware, software and licensing through Nouveau Solutions which is always at a reasonable price and always received within a timely manner.

Since day one of our relationship with Nouveau Solutions we have been appointed to the same one account manager which has allowed him to get to know our business very well. The service that has been provided by him to us has been nothing but exceptional. He always comes across as knowledgeable in any business discussions that we may have and has always been happy to take the time to communicate with us, make us aware of anything that we need to be aware of, or provide us with updates on anything.  I have always had the impression that his main priority is to ensure that we are happy with everything that Nouveau Solutions provides to us and he will do anything to ensure that is the case.

All in all, I have nothing but praise to offer for Nouveau Solutions and would highly recommend them to any company that was looking for an IT services company.  There are definitely no plans here to switch to a different IT services company for the foreseeable future.

Here’s to many more years with using Nouveau Solutions! “

Lee Burgess | IT Systems Administrator | Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd

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” Nouveau have been brilliant from start to finish – very professional and competitive with their service and pricing. We needed a large number of Firewalls to deploy across our global company over a very short time period and thanks to Jack’s excellent availability, Nouveau’s turn-around time was extremely swift, even with nearly no notice. Nouveau not only provided us with the hardware  – one of their competent technicians supplied us with some design work in the past to help with our data centre firewalls replacement project! Nouveau have been great to work with. “

Hassan Ashraf | IT Service and Infrastructure Manager | Everlight Radiology

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” In the summer of 2017, I approached Nouveau in the hope of finding a competent partner that could help us through an upcoming hardware refresh. A priority of ours was to discover a local business (within 20 miles) that excelled and specialised in HPE, Dell, Fortinet and Microsoft/Office 365 as we planned to refresh our whole core infrastructure,. This included storage, infrastructure hosting and networking (core, access and perimeter) for our headquarters and our other branches. After an extensive phase of speccing, detail planning and quoting, Andy Swain and his team were able to offer a “spot on” solution for our demands with a very high cost/value ratio. This project led to a very open and trusting partnership with Nouveau and made them our No.1 partner within IT. “

Stefan Nader | Ensilica

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