Your October IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

Your October 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 a few months!
  • The National Cyber Security Centre releases “Top Tips for Staff”;
  • Fake Home Office phishing scam;
  • Amazon phishing scam.

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

There are just a few months until Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, 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 >

The National Cyber Security Centre have launched a new e-learning package aimed at SMEs and charities called “Top Tips for Staff” which can be completed online. It’s a totally free and easy-to-use tool which takes less than 30 minutes.
Find out more about it here >

The Home Office will send one million texts reminding people the rules for travelling to the EU will change in the event of a no-deal Brexit on the 31st October. However, please be aware that it is likely cyber criminals will use this as a phishing attempt so please exercise caution when clicking on any links.
Full story here >

There is new phishing scam which is trying to trick Amazon customers into handing over their account details, personal information and banks details. The emails are disguised to look like notifications from Amazon informing the recipient that they need to update their information within 24 hours.
More here >   

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