Articles In Technology Week in Review

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 2/10 A Queen’s Ransom: Varonis Uncovers Fast-Spreading “SaveTheQueen” Ransomware During our investigation, we found that the attacker used the SYSVOL share on the customer’s domain controller to help spread the malware and track infections. The attacker had likely obtained and used domain admin privileges to write files to SYSVOL. http://bit.ly/2vprM2b Facebook is Most Imitated Brand for Phishing Attempts: Check Point Research’s Q4 2019 Brand Phishing Report This re... read more.

  • February 14, 2020

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 2/3 Ransomware Meets Its Match With Automated Cyber Defenses (Varonis) Ransomware ain’t going away. After a dip in activity, 2019 saw a breath-taking spike — a 500% increase from the previous year — in ransomware victims, including over 700 health care providers, 100 state and municipal government agencies, and 80 universities and colleges. http://bit.ly/2OoW9N1 Increase in Emotet Spam Observed, Blocked by Symantec As Emotet activity increased, Symantec blocked as many as 1 mil... read more.

  • February 07, 2020

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 1/27 Fortinet removes SSH and database backdoors from its SIEM product Fortinet has released patches this month to remove two backdoor accounts from FortiSIEM, the company's Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product. Due to the sensitive nature of the data processed by a SIEM product and its central role in a company's cyber-security defenses, any backdoor mechanism in these systems is considered a dangerous and highly critical vulnerability. https://zd.net/38Mi3Sf Old Scams Gettin... read more.

  • January 31, 2020

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 1/20 Vulnerability Update: First permanent fixes available, timeline accelerated Gotham’s Professional Services team is actively remediating the Citrix ADC vulnerability. If you are running versions 11.1 or 12, there is new firmware available to apply. The process can typically be completed within two hours with a minimum of downtime in an HA configuration. Other versions of NetScaler firmware still need to apply the available mitigation. Gotham NetScaler Managed Services customers are being... read more.

  • January 24, 2020

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 1/13 Recommended connectivity for virtual apps and desktops in the cloud (via Citrix) Reliable, secure, high-performance network connectivity with QoS is critical to providing a great user experience with virtual apps and desktops, and Citrix SD-WAN offers unique integration with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to deliver exactly that and more. http://bit.ly/388gH3X IGEL Trends 2020: All Signs Point to Desktop-as-a-Service (via IGEL) The cloud is no longer a trend, it’s there, and we must... read more.

  • January 17, 2020

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 12/23 Cloud Mobility using Nutanix Move (via Nutanix) Available to all Nutanix customers, Move 3.4 will support moving VMs back and forth between Nutanix AHV and AWS. With this capability, you can move your running applications across completely different infrastructure stacks/clouds with very minimal downtime and zero manual efforts. http://bit.ly/2Q8wXdK Announcing the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 LTSR (via Citrix) The Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 Long-Term Service Release... read more.

  • January 10, 2020

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 12/16 The Urgent Need for Network Security It’s clear that state-of-the-art firewall technology has reached new pinnacles of real-time threat intelligence and security, working to protect entire enterprises including data center, mobile, endpoint, cloud and IoT. http://bit.ly/2LZHczD Rubrik Intelligent Data Tiering Helps Customers Optimize Microsoft Azure Storage Consumption The intelligence and logic that is built into Rubrik’s Instant Tiering and Smart Tiering technologies will hel... read more.

  • December 20, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 12/2 Build an Enterprise-grade Hybrid Cloud with Pure on AWS Pure and AWS got together to help provide enterprises with a consistent data layer across their on-premises and cloud environments. This consistent data layer with consistent data services and APIs is now possible with Pure Storage Cloud Data Services. http://bit.ly/2Y6TZVO SOC Efficiency Improving Thanks to SOAR SOAR solutions help security analysts with the complete visibility of the cyber campaign delivered as a unified dashboard. R... read more.

  • December 13, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/18 Citrix named a Leader in Unified Endpoint Management Citrix has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2019 report. Over the past couple of years, we have specifically focused on improving employee experience by working directly with customers to develop a deep understanding of the challenges employees face. http://bit.ly/2CUvxgK The Future of Load Balancing Rests on Data Those requests are not always equal in terms of execution because data. That... read more.

  • November 22, 2019

By Eric Corcoran, Posted in Technology Week in Review

Monday 11/11 Proofpoint Q3 2019 Threat Report — Emotet’s return, RATs reign supreme, and more 15% of malicious payloads were remote access Trojans and 45% were banking Trojans, up from 6% and 23% in Q2 2019, respectively. http://bit.ly/2rqZ5js US Govt Asks Users to Be Wary of Holiday Scams and Malware "As this holiday season approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to be aware of potential holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns, particula... read more.

  • November 15, 2019