“I am watching you…Always watching” -Roz Monsters Inc. For New Year’s we once again had a holiday crisis. Fortunately, this wasn’t an attack. Microsoft had a 2022 date bug in Exchange that totally shut down the on-premise Exchange server’s ability to send emails worldwide.
Tech Tidbits – Happy New Year!
Your Weekly Tech Tidbit…Boring is good
Boring Email Formatting = Improved Reliability We love to use graphics and links in our emails. There are lot cool tools. However, the reality is that your district sends emails out in bulk. Spammers do that too.
Tech Tidbit: Patching your Holy of Holies
Your technical staff’s equipment needs to be the best maintained in the district Some thoughts on patching your holy of holies. If you need help getting a handle on your patching process, give us a call -Scott Quimby
CSI’s Cybersecurity Event Session Two- The Front Lines of Ransomware – Recording Available
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.
Tech Tidbit – What do we do when we have done everything the vendor told us and it isn’t enough?
It has been a very frustrating couple of months trying to keep everyone safe and stable. Since the Spring we have been pummeled by multiple Exchange exploits, a Microsoft 365 exploit, a bunch of printing exploits quickly followed by massive printing stability issues.
Your Weekly Tech Tidbit… Not all problems are solved with technology – some are
I have four quick thoughts for you to ponder Here are a couple of items that I have been reminded of recently: Not all problems are solved with technology. Today I had two completely unrelated discussions.
Your Weekly Tech Tidbit….Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets
With school districts now required to adopt the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for managing their IT operations, our district administrative and technology teams have just become responsible for ensuring that approximately 108 technical or management best practice outcomes are occurring each day in their IT operations.
Your Weekly Tech Tidbit…It is probably DNS
I have something hard that I really need you to do – audit your DNS. It takes a lot of time. It is boring to do. However, it is vital. The old network endpoint troubleshooting adage is true, “It is probably DNS”. I believe you really should audit your DNS at least once if […]
Your Weekly Tech Tidbit…We have been trying to reach you…
I heard the other day that the FCC is moving to get more aggressive in getting phone carriers to do all they can do to block spam and robocalls. I absolutely hate those calls on my cell or house phone that get through the basic spam filter only to be told that “my car […]
Your Weekly Tech Tidbit…Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do – But It Is Time!
“Breakin’ Up Is Hard To Do” – Neil Sedaka 1966 In the last 10 days we talked about the attacks on VCenter and recommended urgent patching. (If you have not yet patched and need assistance, please reach out to us). Last week I read how one of the latest ransomware variants actively scours Active […]