This is a really good article that clearly explains what is wrong with so many implementations of Agile and how to start to try and fix it
Microsoft has announced new solutions purpose-built for small and medium-sized businesses with up to 300 employees. Available worldwide today, Microsoft 365 Business includes the Office 365 suite of productivity and collaboration tools, as well as device management and security tools to safeguard company information across Windows 10 PCs, mobile devices, and apps. It is an integrated solution designed to simplify IT for small and medium-sized businesses.
The market can’t – and won’t – deal with IT security, it must be regulated, argues Bruce Schneier
14pc of SMEs have tested their cyber-attack response plans. Stress testing generally refers to the search for weak points in your IT setup, whether it’s the level of traffic that servers can withstand or trialling your backups to ensure that you can actually recover data following an attack.
Today, many organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to track and control which cloud services are being used within their business. In sectors such as finance and banking, especially, where highly sensitive data is handled on a daily basis, the potential risks can be extremely detrimental.
Unfortunately, you need to subscribe to The Wall Street Journal, but basically;
Bill Burr had advised users to change their password every 90 days and to muddle up words by adding capital letters, numbers and symbols – so, for example, “protected” might become “pr0t3cT3d4!”.
The problem, he believes, is that the theory came unstuck in practice.
Mr Burr now acknowledges that his 2003 manual was “barking up the wrong tree”.
Roughly two years after that decision to make connected technology standard, I can say with confidence that just because you can make something with IoT technology doesn’t mean people will want it. Judging from our customers’ response, the public simply isn’t yet clamoring for connectivity. Many of our customers just don’t use the technology available to them.
Gypsythief.org.uk has created a Geek’s Map To Britain from The Register’s “A Geek Guides to Britain.”
It is well worth a look and is easy to navigate.
This story shows how not to run a website and why you should be upfront when you make a security mistake.
WannaCry ransomware has hit computers all over the world. This is my opinion about it.
I must admit that patching your computers especially if you have a lot of them and older internally developed tools can be time consuming and complicated.
There are tools to help you manage updates across the network but sometimes you miss how a change can impact something that your users depend on and you have a bad day.
However not patching and keeping your systems on the latest version will catch you out. I really wouldn’t like to be the person who has to explain to the CEO why much of his business critical data is now encrypted because I didn’t go through all the effort and pain of doing my job. Yes running computer systems and dealing with users who just want to keep everything the same is hard, but convincing people about the right way of doing things is part of our job. Whether you agree with upgrading and patching or not, the reality is that this is one of the best ways to protect against many attack vectors.
Click the link for more information about WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world – Securelist