Please join us *tomorrow – Wednesday, October 12th* for an upcoming webinar focusing on Business Email Compromise. Jason Whitehurst, a cybersecurity professional, will be speaking about the significant increase in business email compromises for school systems.
Protect Your District from Business Email Compromise
VMware vSphere Users – Urgent End of Life Notice
All versions of vSphere prior to version 7.0 are about to be retired from support I would like to make you aware that on October 15th, 2022, all VMware vSphere versions prior to version 7.x will no longer be supported by VMware.
Weekly Tech Tidbit – I challenge you to prove your backups work
“None shall pass” -The Black Knight “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” Today I would like to challenge you to “test two aspects of your network backups. Most of you have never done this because yPreview (opens in a new tab)ou are “too busy putting out fires”. It is summer.
Weekly Tech Tidbit – The attack of the Smart TVs
A few years ago, in a Tech Talk I talked about a major college that suffered a complete network lockout due to a soda machine that introduced malware into the network that sought out all the default passwords on their devices and locked out an estimated 5,000 devices that each had to be manually […]
Weekly Tech Tidbit – Paper’s Please
The first line of email defense is a properly formed SPF record “Paper’s Please” Those words denote fear. Some official, authority person (often with a gun and with lots of their co-workers with guns) is asking for identification at a checkpoint.
Weekly Tech Tidbit – Less Is More: Less RDP and More Delegation
We always have the Paladin Sentinel Monitoring console up during the day. I am still seeing mass use of the domain administrator account to RDP into servers and lots of daily RDP connections in general. There are legitimate reasons to RDP into servers.
Why Huntress Should Be Added To Your Security Stack – Recording Available
You all may have heard Scott talking about “those ex-NSA guys at Huntress” he talks to. Bob and Scott have been stressing the importance of layers of security for proper cyber defense for many years now. CSI uses Huntress on all Windows machines.
Tech Tidbit – The pain of changing passwords
“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anyone else use it and change it every six months” -Clifford Stoll Password security is always on our minds. The NYS Comptroller’s Office technology audits love to list this in audit reports as an area that needs improvement.
Special Session with the former White House CISO about the Ukraine War – Recording Available
This month we talked about how the Ukraine situation affects the cybersecurity landscape for the US and what it means for network security. Leading this discussion was Jason Whitehurst, a cybersecurity professional of over 20+ years, and Vince Crisler, former White House CISO and DarkCubed founder and CEO. Scott Quimby had the opportunity to listen […]
An update on Microsoft’s May Patch Issues with Domain Controllers and Certificate-Based Authentication
I wanted to update you on the Microsoft authentication issues caused by the May patches. This only potentially affects Microsoft Domain Controllers. More specifically it only affects Domain Controllers that are using certificates in any way for some form of authentication.