The November IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

The November IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

NCS IT Security Briefing 2019

This month you can find out about:

  • Microsoft’s plan to “kill off” the password;
  • How to block ransomware attacks on your mobile;
  • The National Cyber Security Centre’s Weekly Threat Report;
  • Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in two months!

From January 2020, our IT Security Briefings will start to come from our email addresses. Please make sure we are on your safe list!

The BBC have been researching the future of passwords following Microsoft’s announcement that the company planned to “kill off” the password by using biometrics or a special security key instead.
You can read their full report here >

Do you know how to Block Ransomware Attacks on Your Mobile? Many people let their guard down on mobiles devices but you should be as careful as if you were using a desktop.
Read how to block attacks here >

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Weekly Threat Report this week reviews the cyber-attacks affecting political parties ahead of the General Election, a phishing scam which has been discovered where the perpetrator poses as a WebEx meeting invitation. 
More  here >

There are just TWO months until all versions of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and Small Business Server will be end- of-life in January 2020. 
We have put together a useful briefing document which you can download for free here >

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