July’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

July’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

NCS IT Security Briefing 2019

This month you can find out about:

  • Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in 6 months!
  • Why you should consider Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Protection;
  • Why you should use a Password Manager;
  • The dangers of USB devices.

We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to cover in future briefings, please email me on kirsty@ncs-support.com.

There are just 6 months until Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 reach the end of the line in January 2020. This means there will be no more Windows Updates, software patches or security fixes for these products. You need to consider replacing any affected PCs and servers asap.
We have put together a useful briefing document which you can download for free here >

Have you considered adding anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-spoofing and anti-malware to your Office 365 email? Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a Microsoft add-on for Office 365 email which offers all this and costs less than £2 per user per month. Email is the most common route for attacks to your IT systems, so it is something to consider to improve your IT defences.  Contact your Account Manager to find out more.

Do you use a Password Manager? We’ve put together 5 reasons why you should be doing so on our website. 1. your passwords are too simple; 2. some have password generators too; 3. you only need to remember ONE password; 4. you currently use the same password for all your online accounts; and finally, 5. you can sync your passwords across devices.
Read the full article here >

Organisations often overlook USB devices as means for an attacker to infect their systems. USB devices however continue to be a viable target for cybercriminals to use to gain access to your organisation’s IT system and infect it with malware or ransomware. It would be a good idea to consider implementing an acceptable use policy for USB devices.
Find out more here >

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