August’s IT Security Briefing

August’s IT Security Briefing

Welcome to August’s issue of our IT Security Briefing.

This month you can find out about:

  • The latest password guidance (*hint* it doesn’t include numbers);
  • Sophos’ nine best security practices to apply now;
  • What to include in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy;
  • Why cyber security should be part of a new employee’s onboarding process.

We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to cover in future
briefings, please email me on

We’ve all had those annoying pop-ups when
creating new passwords (one capital letter,
two numbers etc) but what is the new password

Find out here >




Our partner Sophos have put together their nine
best security practices to apply now. These including
patching, backups and ensuring you stay up-to-date.

Read the list here >





With more companies now using mobile devices and
flexible working, staff can be expected to “Bring Your
Own Device” for work but many companies don’t have
a BYOD policy.

Find out what yours should include >




Google UK’s online safety communications manager
has said that embedding a culture of security after
recruiting is vital to protect businesses from being

Read the article here >





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