August competition: Win a Yubikey: more protection, less hassle!
Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still very present in our lifes and still limits our freedom. Fortunately, technology tools are helping us to work remotely from home in a productive way. We hope you have enjoyed good holidays and we sincerely hope you, your family and colleagues are doing well.
Last month, Microsoft has organized their annual partner event ‘Microsoft Inspire’. Usually, this happens in the US with 30.000 people from all over the world but, no surprise, this year Microsoft Inspire was organized digitally. Nevertheless, we have participated again and it was interesting to discover newest features and trends. The most interesting topic to us was the changing CIO priorities due to Covid-19, resulting in budget increases on Compliance and Protection to secure Remote work against increasing Cybersecurity risks….
According to a worldwide Covid-19 Security and Compliance flash poll 2020 report commissioned by Microsoft, CIO’s priority list has changed because of Covid-19:
- Compliance budget increase 65%
- Cybersecurity +40%:
MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) & Endpoint device protections become most important Cybersecurity Technology investments
- Remote work solutions +35%
In addition, 49% of Compliance Decision Makers believe that Data Protection is the most important solution area!
In this month’s update, we also have a small Yubico competition where you can win a Yubikey in a very easy way. We promise: it will take less than 2 minutes to participate and this Yubikey may change your life forever in a more secure way leaving changing-passwords-hassle behind you forever! (Read More)
This is what it takes to make a chance winning a Yubikey:
- Like and share our Yubico post posted on LinkedIn 17 August before 20 August 2020
- Propose us a timeslot to have a short online meeting about Yubico and other security tools which takes place before before end August 2020.
Mail your meeting date to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject ‘Yubico meeting’
- Conditions: Only customers can participate. Max 1 winner per company. If more applicants we will pick randomly 2 winners. Yubikeys will be send in September 2020.
Last but not least, we would like to highlight our Thinfactory vCloud Director Iaas (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) solution which will replace our Cloud Plaza environment soon. This vCloud platform is based on VMWare technology and keeps your data in Belgium (or The Netherlands, up to you!) and is a fast, flexible and secure way with predictable costs as we do not charge network bandwidth usage and connectivity! Of course, you can count on our local support specialists in case you need them. (Read more)
Don’t hesitate to contact us for questions or suggestions.
P.S. Did you know Flemish SME (Small Medium Enterprises) can get 50% government funding up to 50.000Eur per project related to digital transformation with an external expert company, such as Thinfactory? Applications need to be sent between 1 September 2020 and 31 October 2020. Read more here (in Dutch).