This morning waking up there was an announcement that the Australian Government would hold a special press conference in regards to a detection of a massive cyber attack from a ‘sophisticated, state-based actor’.
The details were a bit light however they mentioned that “This activity is targeting Australian Organizations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organizations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure’
This has always been a constant threat as anything connected to the internet or a network has the potential to be compromised.
The defence minister has urged that all Australian organisations take 3 stepts to protect themselves:
- Patch all internet-facing devices promptly, ensuring that any web or email servers are fully updated with the latest software.
- Ensure you always use multi-factor authentication to secure your internet access, infrastructure and also your cloud-based platforms
- Become an ACSC partner to ensure you get the latest cyber thread advice to protect your organization online
At Inspired IT we have always taken security seriously. One of the reasons why we heavily use 365 is because of the ability to enable Multi-factor authentication and the ability to enable SSO across a host of other cloud-based platforms relative ease. Patching is also an important thing to check regularity such as your Operating System and all 3rd party products that you install.
Under Managed Services we take care of all of this for you.
A little while ago we produced a video on how to enable Multi-Factor Authentication which is still relevant now and can be found by clicking HERE
If you have any questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and assist.