Category Archives: Windows 7

Golden opportunity to tame application privileges

Windows XP migration is a once in a generation opportunity. What is it about Windows XP that has made getting rid of an obsolete operating system so difficult? On the face of it, it should be no contest; XP is … Continue reading

7 Windows 7 Resolutions for 2014

Migrating from XP to 7 offers organizations a good moment to re-assess their security setup. But where to start? After nearly 13 years, Tuesday 8 April is the day Windows XP reaches the end of the road as Microsoft pulls … Continue reading

Admin Rights in Windows 7/8: 5 Steps to Make Your Migration a Success

Imagine an OS without security updates, hotfixes or support – being stuck in a world of perpetual zero days in what would effectively be open season for cybercriminals. Come April 8th 2014, this is exactly what many organizations will be … Continue reading

Don’t fall victim to Privilege Creep!

Don’t let privilege creep be the downfall of a project to secure your company’s IT systems. What is Privilege Creep? Despite the work Microsoft has done to make Windows easier to run with standard user access, some Windows features and … Continue reading

How Least Privilege delivers ROI: More Insights from Gartner

How you could reduce the cost of downtime by 70% “Organizations which have a one size fits all approach to PC lock-down will have a higher TCO than organizations that optimize their policies based on user needs” (Gartner) Optimizing desktop … Continue reading

Going to RSA 2013 – Join Us on Stand 1616 with Microsoft

Time seems to fly by here at Avecto and we can’t believe that twelve months have passed since the last RSA Conference in the US. For 2013, we’re partnering with Microsoft during RSA, so if you haven’t had a chance … Continue reading

How to simplify IT security for universities

Recent data breaches at several U.S. universities this year, such as those at Tampa and Nebraska, have signalled IT security as a rising priority for higher education institutions around the globe. Considering that universities must accommodate networks with thousands of … Continue reading