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Andrew Avanessian
February 8th, 2016

Are admin rights the biggest threat to enterprise security?

Last week saw the launch of the latest Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report, Avecto’s leading research project into the security bulletins issued by the software giant over the past 12 months. Now in its third year, the report has consistently provided intriguing insight into today’s threat landscape, the common attack vectors and the products within the Microsoft portfolio that cause IT departments the most sleepless nights.

 

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Does a younger board make for a more secure organization?

A recent survey conducted by the Financial Times (FT) revealed that just four FTSE 100 companies had board members under the age of 40. Though perhaps this is unsurprising when we think about a traditional corporate hierarchy, the implications of an older board that does not have the digital threat landscape at the top of their agenda could result in a security headache.

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Customer service lessons from the meerkat

There are many aspects of customer service that are often portrayed as more complicated than they really are. This happens in all industries; sometimes for good reason, but regularly it occurs unnecessarily. 

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Taking COMmand of your Privileges

Least privilege was first put forward as a design principle by Jerry Saltzer and Mike Schroeder 40 years ago [1]. Avecto, along with many others, has championed least privilege and our 5 reasons to love least privilege shows that it is key to mitigating attacks.

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A hacker’s guide to Ransomware: How to successfully lose your data

To be clear, a ransomware developer’s goal is not to destroy your data. The main driver is money, and they care about lining their own wallets (usually bitcoin wallets but this does not make a big difference to you,) which means that destroying your data isn’t really the goal they are trying to achieve.

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How do you like zen apples? A guide to using mindapples to boost your mood

I’ve mentioned previously in a blog that Avecto are currently supporting local mental health charities and trying to promote positive mental health around our offices. I wanted to explore the concept of the mindapple (mīnd-ăp-´əl) and how everyone can use them to improve your own mental health whether it’s to cope with a stressful day at work, bereavement, or even clinical depression – there’s a mindapple to help everyone.

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