Ransomware and Cryptoware - "It's Not a Matter of IF but WHEN"

Posted by Igor Bogachev on Mar 20, 2017 8:51:27 AM

When cryptoware attacks your organization, it is often too late to do anything about it -
ransomware deploys incredibly fast. Once on a machine, it can take just minutes or even seconds to encrypt files and make them inaccessible. If the machine has a shared network drive, those files can be encrypted, too. What do security analysts suggest these days? Plan, Pray or Pay.

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Six years a "Leader" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant

Posted by Katie McDonald on Feb 7, 2017 10:05:00 AM

True Cybersecurity by Kaspersky Lab

2017 marks Kaspersky Lab’s sixth year as a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

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Is Your Disaster Recovery Solution the Right Fit for Your Business?

Posted by Paul Beasley on Jan 16, 2017 9:26:28 AM
Understanding Disaster Recovery
As an IT consultancy, we frequently receive requests for the development of disaster recovery (DR) solutions. Many clients come to us with a specific design or product in mind that they believe will be the right fit to meet their DR requirements. The only problem- they very often have not been properly advised on how to determine the correct fit. Their design/product might be right for the business, but it also may not. This is where we step in to help.
 
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Is Your Firewall Catching Everything? Let Cyber Advisors Help You Find Out.

Posted by Eric Brown on Jan 9, 2017 9:55:00 AM

With security at the forefront of every IT leader's mind, it's easy to question whether or not your firewall is catching everything. The complimentary Dell SonicWALL Application Risk Management Report (SWARM) could be just the validation you need to make an executive-level business case for your security priorities. After 1 week of traffic data, we can give you feed back on how your firewall is performing. 

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Laying the Groundwork for 2017

Posted by Marc Carlson on Jan 9, 2017 9:15:00 AM

If you haven’t done so already, right now is a good time of the year to take a self-assessment of your 2016 performance.  You can use that self-assessment to review what you did well and where you could improve, and set your goals for 2017 to make the most of the year ahead. 

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Modernize with Hyperconverged

Posted by Katie McDonald on Nov 14, 2016 9:01:24 AM
Event Details
Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Dell EMC Office
7480 Flying Cloud Drive, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Come join your peers for a Bakers Ribs lunch and an opportunity to network while you learn about the software defined data center and how this is helping organizations modernize their data centers.

As you continue the journey to modernize take this pit stop at the Dell EMC offices and join your peers for lunch, and an opportunity to discuss some of the common challenges we face in IT today.  During this lunch you will hear from an existing VxRail customer as well the highlights from the VxRail announcements coming fresh from Dell EMC World.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 17th!

Agenda:
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Protect Your Office 365 Data

Posted by Shane Vinup on Nov 9, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Customers that have met with me over the last 6-12 months have heard me talk about the need to protect your Office365 investment by backing up their data outside of Microsoft.  For any user who relies heavily on their email, the cost is a no brainer insurance policy.  Below is a great article by Andy Rouse, Author at Spanning (a Dell EMC company), that highlights why I have been so strongly encouraging our customers to put a solution in place.


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Customizing ADFS Claims Rules for Office 365

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Nov 4, 2016 10:16:06 AM

I was recently working with a customer on ADFS claims rules and thought to share the experience of how to make some simple customizations within ADFS to lockdown authentication to Office 365 services, in this case. The requirement was that if the authentication connection came from an External IP not listed (any of their many remote locations), then block the connection UNLESS you are part of a specific AD group.

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Internet Attacks and Ransomware on the Rise

Posted by Shane Vinup on Oct 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Internet attacks targeting the US and Ransomware have not slowed down. Last week, we saw major websites and services shut down. The attacks were well planned and executed, coming from tens of millions of IP addresses. Please read more on this story
 
Cyber Advisors is currently scheduling appointments to perform security audits consisting of running an executable on your network, gathering data, compiling all data, and putting together a report which we will review with you in detail. From there, if necessary, we will recommend remediation steps. We are also able to provide self-paced end user awareness training to your users on how to avoid phishing and other attacks. We are able to actively perform phishing techniques on your users before the training and then over time to confirm that our training is working.

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2016 & 2017 Updated Training Sessions

Posted by Katie McDonald on Sep 19, 2016 8:44:57 AM

Here is a quick run-down of scheduled events for 2016 & 2017 (Invites will be emailed)  Please reach out to your Cyber contacts if you need any more information about these:

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Topics: Education

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