Thanks to those of you who joined us last week for our security webinar. We talked about some of the big security threats we all face today, such as ransomware/malware, endpoint attacks, and phishing, and how to protect ourselves from them. Keeping current with security updates is one important step, and this includes operating systems, applications, firewalls, and other components. Also, if you’re using HTTPS or SSL communication, you may need to encrypt your data between computers and when writing to disk (as well as when transferring externally).
If you use Windows, make sure you have a plan to upgrade any Windows 7 or Server 2008R2 systems. Microsoft is ending support for these at the end of this year (and for some of their other products soon). This means there will be no more security patches, which will increase the likelihood that your systems will be compromised with ransomware. Also, if you’re using OpenSSL on Windows, you’ll need to upgrade to Synergy/DE 11 (scheduled for release later this year) as it supports the new OpenSSL requirements. Synergy/DE 11 has other security updates, including the ability for services to be configured to run as a user other than system/root.
Here’s an article from our last Synergy-e-News for additional security information. And our Synergy/DE 11 beta page has for more information about our upcoming release. We’ll continue to provide you with information about these security topics and others. In the meantime, please contact us if you have questions or if you would like more information.