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Network Access Gone Rogue

Off-network security So you’ve gone through all of the steps to control and secure your organization’s network. You’re using some of the best firewalls to keep intruders out. But what about your mobile workforce? What happens when they leave the office and are officially off-network? What can you do to mitigate the risks associated with

WannaCry? No You Don’t!

The first infection struck at around 8:24am London time on Friday. Somewhere in Europe, an oblivious computer user opened an email attachment with a compressed zip file. Inside that zip file lurked very dangerous ransomware: WannaCry. Much like the animal liberation activists from the movie 28 Days Later who released a chimp that went on to

A Brighter Future… (Microsoft’s EMS Suite)

In the final episode of Microsoft’s EMS suite, we are posed with an interesting situation that a lot of companies have to face. Marlon receives a phone call from Helen, the CEO, notifying him that Glen has just found out that his employee, Kelly, has gone to their biggest competitor. Kelly had access to all

A Hidden Menace… (Secure BYOD Environments, Mobile App Management)

In the third episode, Marlon gets a phone call from Glen who is a team leader praising the fact that his team can work remotely from their personal devices but is concerned about keeping sensitive business information private. The good news is that they are using Mobile Application Management in order to protect all sensitive

The Enemy Without… (How Multi-Factor Authentication Increases Security)

In the last episode, we saw how simplifying access to your applications can save time and headache through single-sign on. In this episode, we are going to tackle multi-factor authentication. This time, Andy is calling Marlon because he has been locked out of his admin account. Marlon sees that there has been a login attempt

When Passwords Attack! (Be Protected with Microsoft’s Single Sign-on!)

In this episode, Marlon, the IT guy, comes to the rescue as the CEO of Tailspin Toys, Helen, has forgotten the password to one of her applications during a pitch meeting. How many times has that happened to you? Hopefully not too many! I can tell you that I tend to forget a password to

This is the END… of Windows Server 2003

IT Security Microsoft will END SUPPORT for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015. This date is rapidly approaching so if you haven’t begun to plan your migration process – you need to! The End of Windows Server 2003 Support Means: No updates No compliance No applications support Just Do IT! Migrating from Windows Server

Lessons From The World Cup: Wi-Fi Password Security

Lessons From The World Cup: Wi-Fi Password Security IT Security Wi-Fi is almost as ubiquitous in this country as water on the table. Starbucks, McDonald’s, ...

One More Reason To Stop Using Internet Explorer (IE)

We don’t like to be doom mongers when it comes to technology because things are rarely as bad as they seem, but when the U.S. government issued an advisory warning to people not to use Microsoft’s browser.” In terms of recommendations against using something, that’s about as high as it comes.

Why You Need To Change All Your Passwords Immediately

Heartbleed is a huge issue because it allows the bad guys to look in the secret handshake and see your usernames, passwords and personal information. The bigger issue is a reference one. Once the secret handshake is compromised, bad guys will know exactly how your information is processed by the site you’re trying to access.