When was the last time you checked how many of your organisations’ devices and systems were searchable from the public internet? Do you know for sure that they’re all properly patched and configured? New research from Trend Micro suggests the sheer volume of devices exposed to the internet is putting organisations at unnecessary risk of data theft, sabotage, fraud and disruption.
It’s time Europe’s policymakers woke up to the dangers and helped establish security standards for IoT and similar devices. Continue reading →
On Tuesday 12 January, Microsoft ended support for several versions of Internet Explorer in an attempt to force customers to upgrade to newer, more secure versions of the browser. Now the news has been a long time coming – well over a year in fact. But the deadline is still likely to come too soon for many UK organisations. The risk here is that cybercriminals are now lining up to create exploits for flaws which will no longer be patched by Redmond, exposing countless firms to the risk of damaging data breaches and disruption.
Any move designed to improve the security of the user community should be welcomed. But it’s vital that UK IT managers lock down this vulnerability blind spot until all their machines are fully upgraded. Continue reading →