In our July SIMformation we give you 10 tips for cybersecurity training for companies. Best practices should start from the first day of a new hire and be a continuous process - no "one class and done" for all employees. As new threats emerge, companies need to keep employees informed and we give you some guidelines on how to address this. We also look at how our security partner, Cylance, and their CylancePROTECT® product blocked the release of the latest ransomware attack, dubbed "Petya/Not Petya". This was a new twist on ransomware as the malware forced a re-boot of the PC that effectively locked it up, rendering it useless to evey try to de-crypt files if the ransom was to be paid.
Our Unified Communications provider, Zultys, has released their MX Meeting web conferencing tool as part of their Cloud-based Hosted Service, making this available to all Zultys users. And, Microsoft has released a schedule for updates to their Windows Server software, now standardizing on twice-annual updates so companies can plan for these releases. We look too at Google's attempt to remove the "phone" part of the smartphone, relying on the "computer" side for data and now voice through VoIP rather than using cellular voice services. Finally, we discuss past successful hack attempts on devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and how security needs to be in place for any device connected to the Internet.