Security isn’t just an IT issue

So often we have customers asking about security and what they can do to ensure their IT is as secure as it can be.  This has become more of an issue with the concept of “Bring Your Own Device” and also with the massive demands for remote working.

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System Security

Security is never far from the top of the agenda and a couple of stories that caught my eye recently brought this into focus.

Firstly – Associated Press (AP) who recently had their Twitter account hacked. The hacker then tweeted that there had been an explosion at the White House and that President Obama had been injured. This was rectified reasonably quickly but not before the US stock market took a dive based on this misinformation. AP managed to regain control of their twitter account in fairly short order, and I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that the stock market also recovered, and the world didn’t implode on itself in the mass panic. The only real lasting effect of this as far as I can see was a significant amount of egg on the collective face of AP.

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How could I have got a virus?

“But you installed anti-virus software on my machine, how could I have got a virus!”
It is Virus Season 2012 here at Virtual IT, and the opening comment is endemic of the view point of some of our clients who have succumbed to this season’s must have malware.
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