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January 16th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I posted up a question on Facebook and LinkedIn . . . and got a great response.So we're going to try a couple of live in-person meetings of the Small Biz Thoughts Community.Of course anyone can attend. But these meetings will be FREE to members of the SBT Community.Because we have so many amazing - Read More
 
January 12th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Researchers at Defiant Threat Intelligence Team have identified a brute force attack campaign on WordPress sites. There have been four command and control (C2) servers identified, over 14,000 proxy servers from best-proxies.ru, and over 20,000 infected WordPress sites. The - Read More
 
January 12th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
To help developers build and run their applications, services and integrate upcoming technologies, Microsoft has released an eBook – Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches. The eBook offers great insights into entry into cloud administration. Besides, it also gives a high-level explanation of - Read More
 
January 12th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Cybersecurity professionals have known for a long time that passwords alone are not secure enough. Two-factor Authentication (2FA) has become an increasingly common way to add another layer of security. But like anything else in the security world, it is not infallible. This week - Read More
 
January 12th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) rootkits gained quite a bit of attention in the security community over the years with a considerable amount of research going into the topic. However, there’s been limited practical use of this malware type in the wild until the - Read More
 
January 12th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), is aware of a global Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure hijacking campaign. Using compromised credentials, an attacker can modify the location to which - Read More
 
January 12th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    The group behind the CryptoMix malware have changed tactics once again. The bad actors in this case brute force a login through RDP, and then encrypt the data on your computer while attempting to identify and remove any local backups available. With a successful attack, there - Read More
 
January 12th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    A hacker called SandboxEscaper disclosed an unpatched zero-day exploit affecting the Windows® operating system. This is the third zero-day exploit SandboxEscaper has disclosed in the last six months. The first exploit was a privilege escalation - Read More
 
January 11th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Join me in Anaheim at the big Q1 SMB TechFest.Thursday Jan 17, 20198:00am - 6:00pmOnsite in Sunny CaliforniaEXPO CENTER1960 S. Anaheim Way Anaheim, CASMB TechFest Industry conference is only 1 week away.   You need to attend.  Here are 5 important reasons why:Stay Current.  No - Read More
 
January 9th, 2019 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
During a conversation with one of our partners, the owner addressed their concern with employee retention. Effectively he lamented: “What is a business owner to do; keep training your staff and risk losing them to competition, or don’t train your staff and risk having to fire them? - Read More
 

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