Some security 'experts' are saying that organisations face real and substantial problems come April 2014 when Microsoft ceases support and circulation of updates for these still popular operating systems, together with other similar 2003 vintage software. However, does Microsoft's 'end-of-life' stance actually mean the real and...Read more
Recent research from several sources has highlighted some rather worrying new trends.Those following security threat trends over the last couple years will be aware that significant risks to an organisation's security are no longer just those posed by traditional viruses carried via email. More recent concerns surround the increased downloading of malicious objects through browsing...
This item discusses creation and publishing a company Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), together with the implementation and enforcement of a Security Survival Plan (SSP). Without an AUP in place the organisation has no legal and practical framework and a survival plan (which might be given a different title!?) is a great document for the Network Manager to...Read more
As recently published statistics have shown, the internet world has changed and continues to change. This requires corresponding changes in attitudes regarding employee internet access and IT use. This can perhaps be characterised as a change to a more realistic security policy, from a previous ‘head in the sand – I see no issues’ approach...Read more