Adobe Flash Player will reach end of support on 31st December 2020, at which point Adobe will no longer update or distribute Flash Player and all major browsers will not allow Flash Player plugins.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.
Apple are changing the validity check for TLS certificates from the 1st September 2020, this will affect all renewals after this point in time.Read More
With a large spotlight being shined on the technologies being used for working from home, we have taken this opportunity to talk about securing Microsoft Teams and best practice surrounding the data held within.Read More