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Make the Switch to Windows Server 2019 Now

As 2019 comes to an end, so too does support for several key Microsoft products.  In September, we covered the end of Windows 7 security updates. Now, Microsoft is closing the door on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 support. As with Windows 7, the “end of support” means no more of...
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Phones & Multifactor Authentication Vulnerabilities

Single-factor authentication leaves you vulnerable to hacking. That’s why we always recommend using multifactor authentication, or at least two-factor authentication, to present an attacker with additional friction and complexity. If you’ve added multifactor authentication into place, that’s great. You’re more secure for it. However, you’re now vulnerable to what’s known...
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2019 Malware: A Year in Review

What a year it’s been for cyberattacks. In February, the trojan malware, TrickBot, became capable of stealing remote server credentials from VNC, PuTTY and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).  Then, as we covered in August, attacks such as the SamSam Ransomware use VPN access as a key vector to break into...
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Hackers, Economics, & Red Teaming

Economists know that humans will always pursue the highest value for their efforts. Hackers take this to an extreme.   Not only do they want the most bang for their buck, they're willing to go outside the boundaries of the law and common decency to do harm to others. Despite this...
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Tips to Prepare Your Team With Holiday Security

Cybersecurity month is over, but here comes the holiday season!  Dark Reading is already promoting 8 holiday security tips for you to consider. Is the company mimicking the Grinch? Hardly.  With online sales expected to jump from 14% in 2018 to 18% in 2019, we should expect hackers’ efforts to...