This Week In Technology

This Week In Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On March 27, 2020

Monday 3/23

Gotham Technology Group is excited to announce that we have been named to CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list for the TENTH time. Gotham is proud to provide the best service for our customers and we appreciate the recognition from CRN.

An Update from Gotham on our Coronavirus response

Committing $225 million to global COVID-19 response (Cisco)

As part of our commitment, we are allocating $8 million in cash and $210 million in product to the global coronavirus response. We are focusing these resources on supporting healthcare and education, government response and critical technology.

NVIDIA Gives COVID-19 Researchers Free Access to Parabricks

NVIDIA will provide a free 90-day license to Parabricks to any researcher in the worldwide effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Based on the well-known Genome Analysis Toolkit, Parabricks uses GPUs to accelerate by as much as 50x the analysis of sequence data.

Tuesday 3/24

Working From Home? 5 Tips to Stay Secure (McAfee)

And while working from home offers benefits to employees, this upswing in personal devices connecting to enterprises can actually expose organizations and employees to security risks, such as malware attacks, identity theft, and ransomware.

FireEye warns about the proliferation of ready-made ICS hacking tools

FireEye security researchers warn that the proliferation of hacking tools with capabilities for targeting industrial control systems (ICS) is lowering the entry bar for attackers and increasing risks for organizations operating in the industrial sector.

Wednesday 3/25

Fake Email from WHO Installs Malware

An email seemingly from the General Director of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, contains a new HawkEye malware variant, designed to steal valuable information from infected computers.

Symantec Security Summary #3

U.S. security experts are already warning of a new wave of cyber attacks that will explicitly target Americans working from home during the period when there aren’t sufficient safeguards in place on par with secure office environments.

Thursday 3/26

Citrix Workspace app Long Term Service Release for Windows is here

This is the first LTSR since we transitioned to the Citrix Workspace app, and we cannot wait to see customers migrate from Citrix Receiver 4.9 LTSR to this release.

How Your Attack Surface is Reduced, Moving to Serverless (Check Point)

Serverless is a new approach to application architecture and deployment. Security becomes both easier and harder, and it is nuanced. In this post, we will go over: what got better, what got more challenging, and what changes

Friday 3/27

Recovering Fast from Ransomware Attacks: The Magic of an Immutable Backup Architecture (Rubrik)

Backups are one of the most – if not the most – important defense against ransomware. But if subject to corruption, attackers will use it against you. Advanced ransomware is now targeting backups – modifying or completely wiping them out – eliminating your last line of defense and driving large ransom payouts.

5 Types of Remote User You Need to Take into Account (CyberArk)

Not all remote workers’ privileges are created equal.  Some may require access to just email and a smattering of business applications, while others may need access to critical business applications like payroll, HR and sales and marketing data. External IT service providers performing outsourced help desk support require the same broad access as internal IT providers.