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Protecting against ransomware requires up-to-date operating systems

The WannaCry malware attack last month has woken up business leaders to the importance of keeping computer operating systems up to date. Companies across industries were affected by the ransomware attack, in which users’ data was held hostage. The business disruptions were severe in some cases, but the greater lesson from this episode is how much worse it could have been if a “kill switch” hadn’t been discovered relatively soon after the attack. 

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

Security on my mind

Security is on the minds of everyone this week. Certainly moving into the digital world comes with risks and this week reminded us of them.

Bill Topel by Bill Topel

Fool me once-shame on the hacker. Fool me twice-shame on me!

In May, at least 200,000 organizations in 150 countries including hospitals, transformation systems and factories were infected with “WanaCrypt0r” ransomware-malware, a self-spreading virus which took advantage of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft server and desktop operating systems. 

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

How to Connect to Exchange Online with MFA enabled

If you are an organization following best practices for protecting your environment in the cloud you have inevitably enabled Multi Factor Authentication on your administrator logins

Bill Hughes by Bill Hughes