You’ve got IT security in place, but how do you know if it works?

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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/small-business/cyber-security/it-security-how-to-know-if-it-works/

 

Does Microsoft Slow Down Onedrive Performance on Linux?

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http://www.techradar.com/news/microsofts-onedrive-performance-on-linux-is-causing-quite-a-storm

The interesting point here is that when using a Windows PC on the exact same connection with the OneDrive app, everything runs smooth and fast.

And the plot gets thicker, as these Linux users have observed that changing the browser’s user-agent string (the text a browser sends to a site to identify itself) to either Microsoft’s Edge or IE speeds the OneDrive web experience up to a fluid level on a Linux (or Chrome OS) system.

 

Does your company allow you to work on side projects from home?

There are some work contracts that can mean that if you work on anything during (and sometimes after) you are contracted to them the company has ownership of your work. Even if that work is completely in your personal time using your own resources. GitHub wants to change that with a fairer contract that allows workers to contribute to personal or community projects to bring more balance to the IP relationship between employers and employees.

To read more visit their blog here https://github.com/blog/2337-work-life-balance-in-employee-intellectual-property-agreements

 

 

Windows Vista support is ending on April 11, 2017

Some may say that it is about time, others may have thought that it had already happened, but Windows Vista support is ending. This means that if you have Vista installed (you brave, brave person!) then you will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

Read more at: Windows Vista support is ending – Windows Help
(With advert for Windows 10)