This month there are a few items on the agenda and as per last month, I’m going to try and keep the IT security side of things brief!
In regards to Microsoft desktop operating systems. Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on the 14th of January 2020. This means you will no longer get security updates - this is a bad thing!
This month has seen another huge spike in data breaches - specifically Office 365 accounts without two factor authentication enabled.
I’ll keep it simple - spam, scam and malicious emails are costing you money; reduced staff productivity - not to mention the losses if an employee is successfully scammed.
When we started generating your monthly IT reports in 2011, it was focused on hardware and servers. A lot has changed since then. Security is now far more important and this, tied with the dominance of the cloud, has pushed the importance of hardware down the list.