While this doesn’t necessarily offer any business or IT guidance, I had to share this as I thought it was pretty neat (and scary). Norse operates a global Tier 1 carrier-grade network of more than 8 million sensors, purpose-built for being attacked. When their sensors are hit, they trace those threats back to the source.
Microsoft warns users of an increase in malware coming in the form of macros. A macro, which is used to programmatically complete a task in an Office document, can be maliciously written to wreak havoc on a system. Please ensure that if you have to open an Office document from someone you do not know
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve passed my Healthcare Information Security Privacy Practitioner exam. HCISPPs provide the front-line defense in protecting health information. Backed by (ISC)², a global not-for-profit organization that delivers the gold standard for information security certifications, the HCISPP credential confirms a practitioner’s core knowledge and experience in security and privacy controls for
Microsoft released a faulty patch last week which caused some issues on Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 (KB3004394). Microsoft now recommends uninstalling that patch, if installed. Additionally, Microsoft has released another patch, “Silver Bullet” KB3024777, whose purpose is to repair the faulty patch. We’ve denied the faulty patch from being pushed out, via ProActive and
Last week was our big data center move, from Pittsburgh to Ebensburg. While we love Pair Networks and will continue to use them as our secondary data center, one of the primary reasons we originally put our data center in Pittsburgh, was due to a lack of bandwidth available at our office. That is no
With the discontinuation of the Small Business Server operating system, and a number of our Clients ready for server upgrades in 2015, we thought it was a good time to document the proper upgrade path from Small Business Server. Over the past few weeks, the techs have been staying late to participate in a server
In the past week, two Client’s became infected with the Cryptolocker virus. For those unaware of this virus, it’s a newer breed of virus sometimes referred to as “ransom-ware”. It encrypts data on your computer and all network drives it has access to, and holds it hostage until payment is made for the decryption code.
With the recent hacking, of the Celebrity iCloud, here’s a nice article about the lessons learned, from this experience. Think hard before storing sensitive material…or nudies…on the Cloud! Click here to read this important information!
“One in 20 meaningful use attesters will face an audit, and half of those will undergo a pre-payment audit.” Original Article
Microsoft Internet Explorer is subject to another bug which is making headlines. Many companies, including Homeland Security, are recommending it not be used until a security patch is in place. However, that may not be practical for many users as some systems require the use of Internet Explorer. Since the exploit uses a corrupt Adobe