We already sensed the upcoming article in AGconnect... These matters simply go viral. However, our response remains the same!
Last week the headline was: "Abuse vulnerable Wordpress threat for 350,000 websites".
The article in AGconnect lists the specific plugin that causes this. Just update and it's done! Or...
This is not a plea against plugins, but it is the umpteenth time, also in Wordpress, that they introduce critical problems. If the solution you have chosen is basically bare and a lot is realized from plugins, make sure that they are very closely monitored.
We have a zero plugin policy because we want to understand and manage every line of code. Also in its context. But apart from that, we would like to emphasize to put in some careful thought about this when making your selection. It can have far-reaching consequences...
The most recent version of LibreOffice is now 7.0 and has been offering a fully-fledged free Open Source alternative to Microsoft Office for some time now. Partly because it can handle *.docx and *.xlsx files without any problems. And where Microsoft (365) is increasingly focusing on "Online only", LibreOffice emphasizes local installation. But you choose where documents are stored. In the (Public / Private) Cloud or on your own systems, or a combination.
Because we detest vendor lock-in and consider data protection of paramount importance, see the Privacy Shield disapproval article, LibreOffice is also fully supported in our document management module. Including mail merge in the standard OASIS OpenDocument formats *.odt and *.ods, even if LibreOffice is not installed on the user device (Smartphone).
The article in AGconnect nicely describes the situation and the consequences for companies. And what they can and must do in the context of the framework of agreements that is currently at risk. And how they can patch this up to get back to the order of the day.
Although it is always referred to as processing of personal data, it concerns of course all data that is stored at companies that are under US jurisdiction. Or data that is stored within the EU, but is "temporarily" transferred to the US by a sub-processor for "performance measurements" or "security analyzes"...
Do you want your SME's pricing (quotations) to come into the hands of others? Are not all your data by definition competition sensitive!
It will not surprise you that at QUARAS we have recognized this risk for our customers early on and store and process all data exclusively within the EU / EEA. This also applies to all our sub-processors. Use it to your advantage...
• Shot on-site at our highly valued customer: Brain Box Media & Presentation Training.
• Listen to how they work much more efficiently because our custom Cloud solution "understands them and speaks their language".
• Recorded before the Corona outbreak, but all the more relevant because our applications let you control where and when you work with them!
In the RTL-Z broadcast "Next Level: Smart Industries" last Sunday, May 3, we therefore highlighted our dedicated hands-on approach with which we have been successfully serving SMEs from the Cloud since 2004.
How do we do that? Here's the full story ❯
• Corona lockdown or not, IT plays a pivotal role in any business.
• Not only now when working more from home, but also later when we are on the go.
• Easy access to all company data is crucial anytime, anywhere!
In the RTL-Z broadcast "Next Level: Smart Industries" on Sunday May 3 at 5:00 PM, we therefore highlight our dedicated hands-on approach with which we have been successfully serving SMEs from the Cloud since 2004.
How do we do that? Here's a preview ❯