One of your employees needs access to part of your customer database so he can fulfill an urgent reporting request. You’re busy and this employee is trustworthy, so you grant him administrative status. Simple solution, right? You’ll revoke it later when you’re done with the other 600 critical things you’re working on right now. Right?…

The need to manage patching on home machines that have no Group Policy, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) control means that you may be looking for alternatives. Employees’ personal machines might run Windows 10 Home version, which has limited ability to control updates. With corporate-owned machines you have more…

Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are

As workers grow more dispersed, organizations need to focus on three areas to maintain security. Nearly 80% of professionals work remotely at least one day a week, and 1.55 billion others are expected to work outside the boundaries of the corporate office by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan research. This shift to a mobile…

How do I get my employees to stop clicking on everything?

If you’ve been given responsibility for network security in a non-technical area of the business, there’s one eternal question that has been bedeviling admins for decades. Shelves of words have been spilled on the subject, to limited result. Everyone with cybersecurity responsibilities has their own crop of horror stories where an intransigent user has clicked…

7 tips for better security awareness training sessions

At their worst, security awareness training sessions are boring wastes of time, both for employees and the IT people responsible for them. At their best, however, they are interactive, discussion-driven, and genuinely helpful opportunities to raise security issues and lay the groundwork for better habits. How do you steer your own training sessions closer to…

How To Build A Strong Security Awareness Program

At the Security Awareness Summit this August in San Francisco, a video clip was shown that highlights the need to develop holistic security awareness. The segment showed an employee being interviewed as a subject matter expert in his office cubicle. Unfortunately, all his usernames and passwords were on sticky notes behind him, facing the camera…