Empower your team and safeguard your business with Microsoft 365 Business – Office Blogs

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.

Source: Empower your team and safeguard your business with Microsoft 365 Business – Office Blogs

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/

 

The danger of cloud to your IT infrastructure

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.

http://www.information-age.com/security-vs-cloud-creep-menace-comes-within-123467873/

 

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d! – WSJ

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”.

Source: The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d! – WSJ

Do Your Customers Actually Want a “Smart” Version of Your Product?

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.

Source: Do Your Customers Actually Want a “Smart” Version of Your Product?