Scammers have become increasingly competent over the years which has made spotting malicious emails more difficult. Whilst It is still the case that the grammar and general sentence structure tend to be poor, this has reduced as foreign attackers have got more proficient and translation tools have improved.Read More
With every device now connected to the internet, having good quality IT security in place is essential.
Remote AccessRemote access into a system, such as a VPN or Remote Desktop Services deployment, can be protected by sending an authentication message to a smart phone with either a code or an instant ‘Allow’ or ‘Deny’ response to an app. Vendors such as Duo Security and Microsoft Azure provide easy-to-manage solutions for this.
Device AccessSmartcard technology in the form of USB access keys can be used in conjunction with a user password. This ensures that physical access to a machine with the correct password is only part of the authentication process, as without the physical token as well, access cannot be granted.
Cloud ServicesMulti-Factor Authentication is now available on most external services such as Facebook, Outlook.com, Google, LinkedIn etc. We highly recommend that these services are enabled for their security benefits. They also mitigate against the same email and password combination being used across different platforms and services – if one service is compromised, then all are vulnerable in this case.
From the 5th January 2021, the UK has started a new lockdown for a minimum of six weeks. Over this period Datcom will continue to provide the highest level of support and service to our clients, no matter whether you are working from home, in the office or on the road.Read More
Keeping your IT infrastructure updated is critical to maintaining a secure network and protecting your data.Read More