Saturday, 12 August 2017

Top 20 Online Security Blogs to Look Out For in 2017

As online security and data privacy are two of the hottest topics there is in IT at the moment, vpnMentor rounded up the best online security bloggers to look out for in 2017. vpnMentor's reviews are not based on advertising; but real experiences, will full, detailed advice on anything and everything VPN related. This includes easy-to-read guides on hard-to-understand subjects, in 27 languages. See: www.vpnmentor.com/blog/top-20-online-security-blogs/

Friday, 11 August 2017

Monthly Security Update Review

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), is a program for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities. But for everyone else their blog has an excellent monthly security update review. See: https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/blog

Friday, 4 August 2017

FREE Bitdefender Security Software

    
Bitdefender now offers over 11 free security tools. Over 7 are for Windows and Mac that can enhance your antivirus, especially if you are relying on the built-in antivirus for Windows or have no Mac antivirus.  While 4 are for Android mobiles. See: www.bitdefender.com/toolbox/

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!

Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence - Eric Ligman is kicking off his annual FREE MICROSOFT EBOOK GIVEAWAY extravaganza!  This time with over 250 eBooks, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!
See: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mssmallbiz/2017/07/11/....

Thursday, 6 July 2017

12 Zero Cost Cyber Security Steps for Business

Improving cyber security in your business is not just about spending money. These 12 practical steps do not cost anything other than your time, even if you implement only a few of them, it could make all the difference. See: www.booleanlogical.com/security-fundamentals/12-zero-cost-steps

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Check If You Are Vulnerable To EternalBlue

EternalBlue is the name given to the NSA exploit used by the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks. Eternal Blues is a free EternalBlue vulnerability scanner. It helps finding the blind spots in your network, these endpoints that are still vulnerable to EternalBlue. See: http://omerez.com/eternalblues/

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

FREE Security Awareness Training & Tools

KnowBe4 is an integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform, with over 8 FREE tools. These include a phish alert button, phishing security test, email exposure check, domain spoof test, ransomware simulator, USB security test, weak password test and a training preview. See: www.knowbe4.com

Monday, 19 June 2017

Chrome Cleanup Tool

This free application from Google will scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can't get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience. Available for Windows 10/8.1/8/7: https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/

Friday, 16 June 2017

Rapid Audit & Inspection Reports

It is not often I post about a paid app, but if any part of your job involves taking photos and creating task reports based on those photos, this is a real time saver. Site Audit Pro lets you quickly generate snagging PDF reports (even without typing) and annotate your photos so everyone is clear about what needs to be done. Available for iOS at £16.99 with all themes and Android for £6.99 + in-app purchases. See: http://www.siteauditpro.com/

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

BgInfo Has Finally Been Updated

An update to BgInfo was released on Windows Sysinternals in February 2017 and is now on v4.21, which correctly reports Windows 10.

For those unfamiliar with BgInfo, it automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. See: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bginfo.aspx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

FREE Phishing Assessment Tool

Duo Insight is a free phishing assessment tool by Duo Security that allows you to identify your vulnerable users. Choose from a preset, and Duo will send a customised phishing email to a chosen group of your users. Users' credentials will not be collected or exposed to Duo.
After the campaign, Duo will send you a customised report that makes the business case for the security investments that keep your users safe.
See: https://duo.com/resources/duo-insight

Friday, 17 February 2017

Freeze Malware Processes

Rkill is a free utility that lets you freeze any malware processes that may be preventing your security software from removing them. Available for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, see: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Create bootable USB drives in Windows

Rufus is a small free utility that helps quickly format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It can be especially useful for cases where you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.) for machine that do not have a DVD drive.

Available for Windows XP or later, see: https://rufus.akeo.ie/