ACSC Releases Updated Cyber Security Guides And Best Practices
Their Step-by-step guides are very simple to follow and should be read and implemented as standard best practice immediately, as well as duty of care to your loyal customers.
The recurring theme in most of these guides are the basics, Update, Patch & Backup... Yet we see on an almost daily basis, Windows 7 still being used with un-patched software and older business programs in use. This is a disaster waiting to happen. In 2017, the global ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack targeted people using unsupported versions of Microsoft Windows.
There were over 200,000 victims in 150 countries who were unable to access their locked down files. Cybercriminals know some users still use products that are no longer being protected by developers’ security updates. Over time, these cybercriminals are more likely to break into these older, unsupported products than those still being protected by their developers.
The techniques cybercriminals use will evolve over time, but the defences of unsupported products will remain as they were at the time of end of support. It's only a matter of time before unsupported Windows 7 machines get hit.
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Source by ACSC | July 2, 2020