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Cyber Security a Growing Concern in 2023
The increasing reliance on technology in business and education has brought about a rise in cyber threats. The recent ransomware attack on multiple schools in the UK serves as a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity in all business sectors where databases store personal or sensitive information. One of the most common types of cyberattacks is ransomware.

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible until the attacker receives the ransom. The report identified fourteen schools in the UK hacked by ransomware, a group known as Vice Society. The schools have had multiple documents leaked online after the attack, one reported in the vicinity of 18,680. These kinds of attacks highlight the potential damage to any organisation.

According to the BBC, the data includes:
– Personal data such as passport scans and personal ID details, dating back to 2011
– Contractual offers made to staff
– Pay and student bursary fund recipients
– Special Educational Needs (SEN) data

The message is loud and clear: If you’re in any business storing sensitive or confidential information, sadly, you are a target for some of the most prolific ransomware groups, and the geographical location is no restriction.

Docuworx can help secure your documents and data

Our advice is to make an emergency plan sooner rather than later. Too many incidents happen, and the first reaction is, “What do we do now?” So take the initiative.

We can help you implement intelligent document control that is easy for users. That stores the data in a logical, efficient manner in Australia. Backed up in seven data centres and is encrypted, easy to share by all users, and traceable.

There is no current standard set in Australia, but DocuWare is a document management system made in Germany that complies with stringent European Union standards called GDPR. It is used very successfully around the globe by many institutions like yours, and it’s ready to use out of the box with a minimal set-up fee.

DocuWare is a web-based system hosted in Australia, and there are several additional benefits to having Docuware manage your data;

  1. DocuWare is GDPR and SOC2 compliant
  2. Encrypted data for protection
  3. Data in DocuWare cannot be accidentally erased or deleted.
  4. DocuWare has workflow automation for AP and HR that can streamline many business processes eliminating paper and manual data entries.
  5. DocuWare will easily integrate with other systems if required
  6. DocuWare does not require maintenance or IT infrastructure.


Docuworx is an Australian Company with a team of specialists that can assist your business to have the data migrated into DocuWare and up and running in as little as three days.

Reference; Report January 15 2023, by lead malware intelligence analyst Christopher Boyd


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Author: Carlos Lucia
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the document management industry. Skilled in sales, business development, document management solutions, marketing strategy, and building new business. Strong background in business finance and passionate about facilitating companies' digital transformations. Co-founder and Director of Docuworx, an Australian company that facilitates the digital transformations of businesses and organisations across Asia-Pacific.