Ukraine and Russia are all over the news and the war is rapidly progressing each day. The war is also bringing new challenges when it comes to defensive cybersecurity.
Cyber Advisors was happy to sponsor the Rogers Peewee AA hockey team this winter and has been involved in the Rogers Youth Hockey Association for a number of years including sponsoring the annual fundraiser golf tournament at Fox Hollow Golf Club. We wanted to take moment to congratulate the Royals PWAA team on their 2nd Place finish in D10 Playoffs and wish them good Luck in the Regional Playoffs where they play Friday night versus White Bear Lake!
Today is Tuesday 2/22/22! Joe Moline is a sucker for mathematical dates and today is no exception! Check out his new vlog for some fun insight on this day including some of the many reasons why the #2 might be one of the best numbers out there and even how it relates to Cyber Advisors and your business.
Maple Grove, Minnesota, February 15, 2022 -- Cyber Advisors, a trusted advisor for IT solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cyber Advisors to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2022. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the leading service providers in North America whose forward-thinking approaches to managed services are changing the landscape of the IT channel, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions, while maximizing their return on investment.
Having the 2022 Winter Olympics on the other side of the world in China brings both the good and bad for me personally in terms of time zones. It makes it very difficult to follow the games while sleeping however, on those rare insomniac nights I have something more interesting to watch than a testosterone enhancing infomercial.
Tune in as our team of security experts dive into critical information you need to know. We're unpacking critical vulnerabilities, recapping Microsoft patch Tuesday, highlighting zero-days and other patch information, and much more.
Microsoft (MS) announces Office users will no longer be able to enable VBA (Visual Basic for Applications, a programming language used to create macros) macros with a click of a button after the change rolls out in April 2022. A huge win for organizations and home users alike, a new Security Risk banner will inform users that MS has blocked macros downloaded from the Internet. MS provides further information about the security risks of macros, safe practices, and instructions on a support page. (NOTE that the support page link will appear as the actual Microsoft warning landing page that reads, “A potentially dangerous macro has been blocked”). VBA macros embedded in malicious Office documents are very popular among phishing and malware attacks.
There is an incredible crew on the Cyber Advisors Service Desk and we are excited for you to get to know them more. Once a month there will be an individual Service Desk spotlights to highlight the people behind the computer.
This week we're featuring Marty LeMay! Marty joined the Cyber Advisors team in 2013 and is going on nine years with the company.
Tune in as our team of security expects dive into critical information you need to know. We're unpacking critical vulnerabilities, recapping Microsoft patch Tuesday, highlighting zero-days and other patch information, and much more.
Typically Microsoft releases Patch Tuesday information the second Tuesday of the month. However, this January 2022 there was a slight hiccup and Microsoft released some bad patches which have since been revoked. Our team has updated our recommendations and we apologize for the late release of our Cyber Thursday Security Updates.
Back in the early 2000s Microsoft had a reputation for inconsistent patching. However, recently, Microsoft has been doing a better job which has lead some admins to have a false sense of security. Testing patches is critical before deployment. Check out the updated patch information below.
Cyber Advisors Inc. has created a list of recommendations and a services package in response to Log4Shell vulnerability, that affects a significant number of systems and applications:
Let's Chat About Microsoft Zero-Day and Patch Tuesday
With Microsoft zero-day under attack and a series of patches released to remediate, here's what you need to know…