Here at Datcom, we help many of our clients ensure their business data is backed up. Let’s look into why it’s worth considering if your business needs to evaluate its backup requirements.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.
Microsoft has stopped official support for Windows 7, more importantly, you may not have heard that this was also the case for their Server 2008 and Server 2008 r2 operating systems. You will no longer receive software updates for either system, making your data vulnerable. What should you do about it?Read More
Microsoft Teams users may have received a notification on their mobile device 'FCM Messages : Test Notifications'. This is due to an exploit in Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) cross-platform messaging app which Teams and other collaborative software make use of. The message can be safely avoided but we advise not to open it and delete it as a precautionary measure.Read More