May 1st – Happy New Month – Cybersecurity Important?

Yes it is May 1st  today – so I was wondering is Cybersecurity still a thing?


A good cybersecurity tip for May first is to update and strengthen your passwords.

Regularly changing passwords and using strong, unique passwords for each account can significantly enhance your online security.

Consider using a password manager to generate and store complex passwords securely. Remember, strong passwords are a fundamental defense against cyber threats.

Updating and strengthening your passwords: means you protect your accounts from unauthorized access and reduce the risk of identity theft or data breaches.

It’s a simple yet effective step to improve your cybersecurity posture and safeguard your personal and business information.


GPO – to disable installation of non-microsoft store apps

Should you set up a policy in Microsoft software to ensure that only admin users will install software?

Check this link out:

This works for windows10/11 as well.

Type gpedit.msc in Start search and hit Enter to open the Group Policy Editor. Navigate to Computer Configurations > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Installer. In the RHS pane, double-click on Disable Windows Installer. Configure the option as required.

The “Always” option indicates that Windows Installer is disabled.

This setting affects Windows Installer only. It does not prevent users from using other methods to install and upgrade programs.


Also if you add this it also will help:

In the Group Policy Editor, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components. Scroll down and click Windows Installer and configure it to Always install with elevated privileges.

Just a basic tip for the start of May —  cybersecurity tip…


What anti-virus software do you use?   You must have an updated and ‘new’ software to catch as many malware software pieces as you can. (as it is anti-virus software only catches a small part of what is out there)

Detecting and responding to stealer malware –  is a thing you have to try and do as good a job as possible with updated anti-virus software…

Contact us to review your security posture.