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In case you didn’t have time to keep up with this week’s virtual desktop headlines, here are a few of our favorites for the week of May 15, 2017.
We recently wrote a blog about the growing trend of schools implementing VDI (and how DaaS might be a better solution) and this article by edscoop picked up on the trend and benefits as well. In short, DaaS can help schools give students better access to the software and materials they need to learn, make managing IT projects easier and a range of other benefits.
“What if teachers could give their students a learning environment that looks the same and operates the same for every student, regardless of what devices they’re using?
Better yet, what if that environment could be a simple, turnkey service? Set it up once and every student sees what you see regardless of where they’re using it—in the classroom, the library, at home, or on the run.”
This article from Coalfire isn’t VDI-specific, but since the WannaCry attack can hit a virtual desktop just as easily as a traditional desktop these recommendations are well worth reviewing. The article outlines the attack, how to avoid being infected and general best practices to minimize the risk of falling victim to future incidents.
A lot of the recommendations are security measures that many companies likely know they should be following, but sometimes let slip. Maybe this attack, which has affected more than 200,000 computers, will serve as an urgent reminder that it’s best not to disregard best practices.
“Unlike most ransomware variants, this one is particularly devastating due to its worm-like propagation across network connected systems. Even if you haven’t opened a malicious email attachment, you can still be infected by another system on your network.”