International Fraud Awareness Week

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Nov 17, 2021 9:16:36 AM

International Fraud Awareness Week is observed globally and aims to raise awareness of fraud through fraud prevention campaigns and education.

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Topics: security, cybersecurity

Let's Chat About Microsoft

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Nov 16, 2021 8:18:34 AM

With Microsoft zero-day under attack and a series of patches released to remediate, here's what you need to know.

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Topics: Microsoft, Ignite

Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Nov 16, 2021 7:38:18 AM

This is another reminder that all organizations, even the FBI, are susceptible to breaches... 

It is all over the security news. Even CNN on Sunday released an article with the headline, "Fake FBI emails about a sophisticated attack are part of 'ongoing situation,' agency says". According to CNN via the Spamhaus Project, "at least 100,000 inboxes" have been hit with ominous looking emails trying to elicit an unknown response. At first glance it looks like a character assassination against a "threat actor" named in the email. For the rest of us it should be a (crazy) reminder that Tis the Season for online scams. It is also a great reminder that none of us are outside the reach of real threat actors.

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Topics: FBI, haux

Microsoft Loop Touted at Ignite

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Nov 3, 2021 12:37:51 PM

New Office applications touted at Microsoft Ignite look to be very useful for collaboration.

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Topics: Microsoft, Ignite

Service Desk Spotlight: Sam Doehlert

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Oct 29, 2021 9:33:38 AM

There is an incredible crew on the Cyber Advisors Service Desk and we are excited for you to get to know them more. Several times a month there will be individual Service Desk spotlights to highlight the people behind the computer.

This week we're featuring Sam Doehlert! Sam recently joined the team and has taken on a new Service Desk role as a Dispatcher. She quickly earned her A+ Certification and has excelled in training and client facing engagements.

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Topics: Managed Services, Managed IT, MSP

What’s with Operational Technology?

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Oct 19, 2021 9:06:10 AM

Operational Technology (OT) has become a very common talking point around the Cyber Advisors office. For starters, let’s define OT.

OT is industrial level control systems that are typically outside of the IT realm. Some examples of OT are Energy Grids, video recording systems, security badges/fobs, elevators, fire sprinkler systems, and gas pipelines. Many of these systems are IoT based. Some are much more industrial based such as PLC controls for turning a switch on and off.

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Topics: security, Fortinet, cybersecurity, Operational Technology, OT

Automated Protection for Vulnerable Exchange Servers

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Sep 29, 2021 12:06:42 PM

The new Exchange Server component, aptly named Microsoft Exchange Emergency Mitigation (EM) service, builds on Microsoft's Exchange On-premises Mitigation Tool (EOMT) released in March to help customers minimize the attack surface exposed by the ProxyLogon bugs.

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Topics: security

vCenter Server File Upload Vulnerability

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Sep 29, 2021 9:00:28 AM

A vulnerability has been identified in the VMware vCenter Server product that could allow a threat actor to execute malicious code. The vulnerability exists in the Analytics service and can be attacked by an unauthenticated user via port 443. There are both patches and temporary workarounds available by VMware. This vulnerability can be exploited regardless of current configuration settings.

This vulnerability exists in:

  • VMware vCenter 6.7x/7.0x
  • VMware Cloud Foundation 3.x/4.x, which bundles vCenter
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Topics: security

Service Desk Spotlight: Mike Schmidt

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Sep 28, 2021 9:09:27 AM

There is an incredible crew on the Cyber Advisors Service Desk and we are excited for you to get to know them more. Several times a month there will be individual Service Desk spotlights to highlight the people behind the computer.

This week we're featuring Mike Schmidt! Mike joined the Cyber Advisors team in March, 2020 just weeks before the pandemic began. Mike's passion for technology took off when he built his first computer at 12 years old. Known in his family for being the "family tech guy," Mike turned his passion into a career and has stood out for his dedication to clients.

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Topics: Managed Services, Managed IT, MSP

Why Do We Need to Do So Many Chrome Updates!?!

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Sep 16, 2021 10:38:00 AM

On Monday, September 13th Google released security updates for the Chrome web browser to address a total of 11 security issues, two of which are zero-days actively being exploited in the wild. Chrome users are advised to update to the latest version (93.0.4577.82 or later) for Windows, Mac, and Linux by heading to Settings > Help > 'About Google Chrome' to mitigate the risk associated with the flaws. 

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, Google Chrome

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