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Mergers, Acquisitions and Machinery of Government Changes

Jul 18, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on strategies that organisations can apply during mergers, acquisitions and Machinery of Government changes.

Fundamentals of Cross Domain Solutions

Dec 4, 2019 - This guidance introduces technical and non-technical audiences to cross domain security principles for securely connecting security domains. It explains the purpose of a Cross Domain Solution (CDS) and promotes a data-centric approach to a CDS system implementation based on architectural principles and risk management. This guidance also covers a broad range of fundamental concepts relating to a CDS, which should be accessible to readers who have some familiarity with the field of cyber security. Organisations with complex information sharing requirements are encouraged to…

End of Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Nov 13, 2019 - On 14 January 2020, Microsoft will end support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. After this date, organisations will no longer receive patches for security vulnerabilities identified in these products. Subsequently, adversaries may use these unpatched security vulnerabilities to target Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers, thereby increasing the likelihood of a successful targeted cyber intrusion.

Malicious Email Mitigation Strategies

Nov 8, 2019 - Socially engineered emails containing malicious attachments and embedded links are routinely used in targeted cyber intrusions against organisations. This document has been developed to provide mitigation strategies for the security risks posed by these malicious emails.

Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management

Nov 6, 2019 - All organisations should consider cyber supply chain risk management. If another organisation is involved in the delivery of a product or service to your organisation, there will be a cyber supply chain risk originating from that organisation. Likewise, your organisation will transfer any cyber supply chain risk you hold to your customers. Effective cyber supply chain risk management ensures, as much as possible, the secure supply of products and services for systems throughout their lifetime. For products, this includes their design, manufacture, delivery, maintenance and…

Hardening Microsoft Windows 10, version 1709, Workstations

Nov 6, 2019 - Workstations are often targeted by an adversary using malicious webpages, emails with malicious attachments and removable media with malicious content in an attempt to extract sensitive information. Hardening workstations is an important part of reducing this risk. This document provides guidance on hardening workstations using Enterprise and Education editions of Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709. Some Group Policy settings used in this document may not be available or compatible with Professional, Home or S editions of Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709.

Hardening Microsoft Windows 8.1 Workstations

Nov 6, 2019 - Workstations are often targeted by an adversary using malicious webpages, emails with malicious attachments and removable media with malicious content in an attempt to extract sensitive information. Hardening workstations is an important part of reducing this risk. This document provides guidance on hardening workstations using Enterprise editions of Microsoft Windows 8.1. Some Group Policy settings used in this document may not be available or compatible with Professional, Core or RT editions of Microsoft Windows 8.1.

Hardening Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Workstations

Nov 6, 2019 - Workstations are often targeted by an adversary using malicious webpages, emails with malicious attachments and removable media with malicious content in an attempt to extract sensitive information. Hardening workstations is an important part of reducing this risk. This document provides guidance on hardening workstations using Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Microsoft Windows 7 SP1. Some Group Policy settings used in this document may not be available or compatible with Professional, Home Premium, Home Basic or Starter editions of Microsoft Windows 7 SP1.

Quick Wins for your End of Support

Oct 31, 2019 - Every software product has a lifecycle. Knowing key dates in a program’s lifecycle can help you make informed decisions about the products your small business relies on every day. This guide helps small businesses understand what end of support is, why it is important to be prepared and when to update, upgrade or make other changes.

End of Support for Microsoft Windows 7

Oct 31, 2019 - On 14 January 2020, Microsoft will end support for Microsoft Windows 7. After this date, organisations will no longer receive patches for security vulnerabilities identified in this product. Subsequently, adversaries may use these unpatched security vulnerabilities to target Microsoft Windows 7 workstations, thereby increasing the likelihood of a successful targeted cyber intrusion.