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In light of recent cyber events, I would be grateful if you could please assist us in pushing out advice from the National Cyber Security Centre - https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance.
This is advice for both home users (individuals) and businesses of all sizes.
It is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL that users upgrade to Supported Operating Systems (Windows 7 and above).
For those on XP and Vista, Microsoft have taken the unusual step of issuing a patch free of charge – please ensure you install it! - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/ More »
Extreme caution is advised when considering opening attachments or clicking on embedded links in emails – now, and at all times. Please bear in mind that email addresses, attachments and links can all be spoofed so many not actually to be what they appear. Always #TakeFive, never assume email is genuine. Confirm verbally with sender before opening. You can hover the mouse over the sender's email address (or press and hold on mobile devices) to see where it really originates – similarly you can hover over links too to see if they are actually redirecting elsewhere.
Great advice here re email scams to raise awareness amongst staff - https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/#email-scams
Anyone interested in receiving PowerPoint slides for staff training is welcome to contact me. For regular advice and updates on Cyber issues, please follow @LeicsCyberAware on Twitter or contact:
Tue, 16 May 2017 16:39 by Stuart Bacon
A call for volunteers has been made to help with community transport schemes within the District of Blaby.
Three organisations: Commbus, Braunstone Town Community Minibus and the Community Action Partnership Social Car Scheme currently serve the district, making over 18,000 passenger journeys during 2015-16.
Each scheme is a lifeline for many older, disabled or isolated residents in the district who otherwise would not usually get out and about. All three organisations rely on volunteers to keep the schemes going, with recruitment of drivers being one of the main challenges.
No previous experience is necessary to become a volunteer driver, with the organisations offering support. There are opportunities for volunteers to drive a minibus or use their own vehicle for the Social Car Scheme.
Organisations also require admin help, including fundraising and taking bookings as well as assisting residents on and off minibuses.
Sarah Pennelli, Director of People & Finance at Blaby District Council, said: "We know that community transport is a really important issue for our residents. With demand only likely to increase for these schemes in future years, we have spent time bringing together operators and partners to strengthen community transport in our district.
"We'd encourage anyone who is willing to volunteer to get involved. This cause makes a huge difference to the lives of residents who would be isolated without these services."
To find out more, including an FAQ section, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/community-transport, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 272 7566.
Mon, 08 May 2017 12:47 by Stuart Bacon
Details of the County Council election results are all tallied and confirmed, following yesterday's election.
Cllr Ernie White (Conservative) was re-elected, with 73.2% of the vote for the Stanton and Croft ward, which represents the villages of Aston Flamville, Croft, Elmesthorpe, Huncote, Potters Marston, Sapcote, Sharnford and Stoney Stanton.
For more information on the Results please visit the County Council website.
Fri, 05 May 2017 15:39 by Stuart Bacon