A Top G Suite Expert Shares His 31 Best Modern Security Tips

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A Top G Suite Expert Shares His 31 Best Modern Security Tips
BetterCloud Monitor | If you ever wanted to find a treasure trove of excellent security tips — written by a top Google expert in a lively, easy-to-understand way — then look no more. Kevin A. McGrail, Chief Security Engineer at SAIC, is a cybersecurity and privacy expert who is also ranked as the #1 contributor in the world on Google's official G Suite platform, Google Cloud Connect. In this post, he shares 31 recommendations and best practices related to passwords, MFA, email security, end user training, offboarding, DLP, and more. While some of these tips are specific to G Suite, many are broader ones that can help secure any system.
Idle Android Devices Send Data to Google Nearly 10 Times More Often Than iOS Devices Do to Apple, Research Finds
Mac Rumors | Idle Android devices typically send data ten times more often to Google than iOS devices do to Apple's servers, according to new research shared by trade association Digital Content Next.
Verizon Is Wrong. Throttling Emergency Responders’ Data Is Definitely About Net Neutrality.
Futurism | When it repealed net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made more than a few enemies. And now, it can add another one to the list: the Santa Clara County Fire Department (SCCFD).
It Takes an Average of 38 Days to Patch a Vulnerability
Dark Reading | Analysis of 316 million-plus security incidents uncovers most common types of real-world attacks taking place within in-production Web apps in the AWS and Azure cloud ecosystems. It takes over a month for the average organization to patch its most critical vulnerabilities, according to a new report detecting trends in Web application attacks.
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How to Juggle Multiple Google Calendars
How-To Geek | If you only have one Google account, managing your calendar is pretty simple. But once you bring your work account, shared family calendars, and even specialty calendars into the mix, keeping things organized becomes more challenging. The good news is that there’s an easy way to clean up your calendar and manage multiple calendars and events.
How to Use iCloud with Windows
Computerworld | If you have an Apple ID, you can use iCloud with Windows which means you can access your email, photos, and other data from your PC — useful when you’re at your desk or traveling without an Apple device, or if you are inside Boot Camp on your Mac.
IT Leadership & Strategy
Millennials vs. Boomers: 5 Ways to End Bickering and Ensure Knowledge Transfer
The Enterprisers Project | You’re leading the most complex, multi-generational IT workforce ever. Make sure specialized expertise doesn’t fall through the generation gap.
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Use Quick-Access Side Panel to Do More from Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, and More
G Suite Updates | Google is adding a quick-access side panel to the Docs editors and Google Calendar to help you quickly access other G Suite products without leaving what you’re working on. A similar side panel has been a popular feature of the new Gmail, and they hope that this integration will help you work more efficiently within and across G Suite.
1,464 Western Australian Government Officials Used ‘Password123’ as Their Password. Cool, Cool.
Somewhere in Australia, a government IT employee is probably laughing or crying or pulling their hair out (or maybe all of the above).

 
 
 
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