I learned to drive “on the wrong side of the road” on a Monday morning in downtown London. I hit my first object in about 50 feet when I ran over the cross beam of a crowd fence and it bounced up and tapped my car. It was scary, but I eventually got to the […]
Late in the afternoon on a Friday, I created a bit of a scare for those of you who are part of our Paladin Sentinel monitoring system. I was doing my due diligence removing a monitoring policy we experimented with after our last major system upgrade, but didn’t provide any value to us or you.
Tech Tidbit – Do you understand DoH? Steps you need to take now to prevent chaos with your web filtering
We have a new technology coming online with all the popular web browsers. It is called DNS over HTTPS or DoH. The concept is instead of using your internal DNS to resolve web pages, the web browser goes back to an external DNS site to resolve the page.
We all understand the scourge of Ransomware. It is debilitating. Even in the best case, it consumes a huge amount of time to recover. However, now the bad guys are getting even more nasty. They want their money. If you decide you can recover or don’t care, they get nothing.
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.
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.
“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.
I wanted to update you on the Microsoft authentication issues caused by the May patches. Microsoft has released an “out of band” update for the on-going Microsoft authentication issues stemming from the May Microsoft Domain Controller patches.
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.
Cybersecurity Event Session Two: The Front Lines of Ransomware Speaker: Chris Loehr, Co-Founder, Service Provider Partners Chris Loehr is a cybersecurity professional and has worked firsthand on the resolution of roughly 300 ransomware incidents this past year.