Late on Friday 20th November, Manchester United Football Club released a statement announcing they had been victims of “a sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals”.
Phone spear phishing is a form of social engineering that was used to great effect in the recent high-profile Twitter hack. It’s not a new practice, but the massive rise in remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has made it far more powerful, and so businesses need to be wary of the threat.
In early July Project Sonar found just under 50,000 Microsoft DNS servers in UDP and TCP DNS scans with the vulnerability. They also discovered that 20 companies in the Fortune 500 had 250 at-risk servers exposed to the outside world.
A remote code execution vulnerability for Microsoft DNS Server has been scored a maximum 10/10 on the CVSS scoring matrix. This poses a massive risk to businesses around the world and highlights the importance of regular and comprehensive patching.
One of our application hosting customers, a software start-up called Appligo, have helped Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust launch a custom app to manage critical PPE stock during the Coronavirus pandemic. Following this success, they will be taking a further two Trusts live next week.
For a long time, the 3-2-1 backup model was considered an effective defence against viruses and ransomware. However, in recent years ransomware has become much more sophisticated and the 3-2-1 backup process has become part of the problem.
Many businesses are beginning to advise that staff work from home, however remote working can dent the teamwork and collaboration you have worked hard to foster within the office. This is where Microsoft Teams really comes into its own.
Whether your business already has a remote working policy, or the idea of remote working is something entirely new, this blog will help you to understand how you can quickly configure some basic remote access when your users rely on dedicated PCs at the office.
Having a Disaster Recovery solution alone is not enough. You also need to invoke disruptive tests so you know that things will work as expected when the worst happens.
All your Office 365 data lives in the Microsoft cloud that is beyond your control, but does it matter? After all, Microsoft offers a financially backed guarantee of 99.9% uptime with state-of-the-art redundancy at every layer, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find good reasons to back up your Office 365 data.