Integrated IT Solutions News May 2014
 
Microsoft IE security flaw patched

Microsoft has fixed the IE zero-day security vulnerability that was identified by FireEye Research Labs on April 26. FireEye said IE users from numerous industries were affected by the zero-day flaw, including those in the defense, energy, financial and government sectors.

The vulnerability impacted all versions of IE6 through IE11, and FireEye wrote in a blog post yesterday it discovered a new version of the attack that specifically targeted out-of-life Windows XP machines running IE8 as well.

IITS has already patched workstations that are under our Managed Services contracts.

We encourage anyone who is still using systems based on Windows XP to take immediate action and plan an upgrade.

Please contact your Account Manager for more information about Managed Services or to upgrade your XP systems.

Password and cyber security tips for small businesses

Small businesses are just as vulnerable to hackers as large companies and they must hold their employees accountable for their security. Employees must adopt safe habits to keep their information and the company's information protected. Consider putting a formal cyber-security policy into effect.

Regularly update software to eliminate security weaknesses. When you're done with using a website, log off and close your browser. This will prevent others from gaining access to your account. Don't keep a record or list of your passwords in unencrypted files on your computer or phone. Create passwords with combinations of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters and do not use personal information in the password.

Putting the best tips and tools in place to secure your business is a much simpler process than recovering from a security breach, so act now, before it's too late!

Recycle your Apple products for free

Every Apple retail store will now take back all of your old Apple products for free, responsible recycling!

They plan to offer store gift cards if your old product is found to be reusable. If the product cannot be reused, Apple will recycle it at no cost to the user.

We recycle our electronics responsibly and we can help you do the same!

Free Event: Office 365 Hands On Lab May 14th

Join us in our Waltham office on May 14th for a true-to-life user experience of Office 365. See real demo scenarios for the entire Office 365 suite as well as Windows 8.1.

A hands-on-lab workshop is not a generic demo about all the features Microsoft products offer. It's a user experience that takes you through common scenarios such as staying productive while mobile, using social networking to get work done, and connecting in real time with co-workers. It also gives you a first-hand look at the the new Office across a variety of devices, including tablets, PCs, and smartphones.

The breakfast lab is from 9-11am and the lunch lab is 12-2pm. Space is limited! Please let Amy know which session you'd like to attend!

 

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