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Windows Patch Management Best Practices

Windows Patch Management Best Practices

While patch management may not be the most exciting activity for sysadmins, it’s critical to ensuring the security of servers, applications, and operating systems. Managed service providers and sysadmins who fail to stay on top of patching expose their clients’ IT environment to security breaches and possible downtime of systems, services, and applications. Continue reading

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Top 10 PowerShell Commands Every IT Admin Should Know

Top 10 PowerShell Commands Every IT Admin Should Know

PowerShell needs no introduction — it’s the configuration management and task automation framework of choice for the Windows environment. It combines the flexibility of a powerful scripting language with the power and speed of the command line to help IT admins orchestrate, automate and troubleshoot common IT functions. Continue reading

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How Ransomware Works and How Backups Can Help

How Ransomware Works and How Backups Can Help

If you think ransomware works in the same way as other types of cyberattacks, you may be overlooking important steps for protecting against it. This article provides an overview of defending yourself against ransomware by assessing the current state of ransomware threats and discussing the latest developments in ransomware design.

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PowerShell Remote Alerts for Firewall

PowerShell Remote Alerts for Firewall

December 2019 has witnessed three major ransomware attacks on MSPs and service providers (and we're only halfway through the month!). The data of more than 100 dentistry practices was encrypted via an attack on an MSP, one of the biggest US data centers provider was hit and the data of several non profit organizations was encrypted with ransom demands of around $500,000.

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5 Critical Cybersecurity Tips for SMBs in 2020

5 Critical Cybersecurity Tips for SMBs in 2020

If you run a small business, you might not think that you are a priority target for hackers. But you'd be wrong. 

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) are among the most frequent target for cyber attacks. Even the smallest business holds a wealth of personal information on customers, employees, and other businesses. In addition, SMBs are at greater risk for cyber attacks because they tend to be easier targets, and don’t always have the resources that larger organizations can deploy to protect themselves. Continue reading

Securing Your Office 365 Tenants. Part 2

Securing Your Office 365 Tenants. Part 2

In this article, we will be reviewing the next set of recommended steps to take to secure an Office 365 tenant. These steps revolve around Office 365’s built-in protection policies, including Anti-Spam, Anti-Phishing, Anti-Spoofing, custom Mailflow transport rules, and a few general organization-wide policies. Continue reading

Hard Drive Revolution in 2020?

Hard Drive Revolution in 2020?

When we think about large data storage, the first things that spring to mind are magnetic hard drives, as SSD technology is more about speed than volume. Next year might be revolutionary for the HDD industry since major manufacturers - Seagate and WD - presented their new solutions which significantly improve data writing density. BTW, there are lasers and microwaves involved.

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