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August 2, 2019
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Top 10 Service Account Management Best Practices Webinar
Service accounts are typically used in operating systems to execute applications or run programs, either in the context of system accounts (high privileged accounts without any password) or a specific user account, usually created manually or during software installation. On Unix and Linux they are often known as init or inetd, and can also launch programs. These privileged accounts present many security and logistical challenges like managing password rotation or even just ...
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July 30, 2019
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By: cybergary
This post originally appeared on the Cisco Security Blog by author Ben Nahorney. Reposted with permission.   You’ve probably heard the stories by now: one of the fundamental technologies that keeps the internet working has recently become a regular target for attackers. Earlier this month, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre rel ...
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July 30, 2019
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There are critical assets in organizational networks that must be secured from unwarranted or unauthorized access. This could be central servers, payroll data, personally identifiable information, or any other system that requires careful monitoring and regulation. Privileged Access Management, or PAM, is a means to control access to these as ...
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July 29, 2019
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Phishing Using Shellphish
What is a Phishing Attack? A Phishing ​Attack is a fraud attempt to obtain sensitive information like usernames, passwords, credit card information, Bank Account Numbers, etc. Phishing is an example of Social Engineering technique being used to deceive users.   The way phishing works is that an attacker clones a trusted website or spoofs an email of a known target which leads the person to believe that he is visiting a trusted website like social media sites, e.g., Fa ...
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July 26, 2019
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The Evolution of Wi-Fi Encryption and Cracking
Since 1997, wireless encryption has been a widespread part of wireless access points. These encryption methods allow users to secure their networks with passwords and randomly generated keys. This section explores the history of Wi-Fi encryption, the development of Wi-Fi cracking methods, and how an organization can secure their access points from cracking methods. Wireless networks have quickly become a common, everyday occurrence in the lives of millions across the globe. ...
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July 19, 2019
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By: cybergary
Sysadmins are the true MVPs of any office – which is why we’re turning SysAdmin Appreciation Day into a month long celebration! These IT warriors are responsible for the upkeep, configuration and maintenance of networks and so much more. According to a Tech Republic article, sysadmins not only have to maintain their organizations’ netwo ...
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July 15, 2019
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Ransomware attacks are on the rise. NPR posed the question of whether to ‘pay up or resist’ this week as more cities are becoming victims. This June the town of Lake City was hit with a ransomware hack. Attackers requested payment of 42 bitcoins which totaled about $450,000! And they aren’t alone. Hackers targeted Baltimore and Georgia ...
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July 15, 2019
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How to ensure employee engagement in security awareness training
Originally posted on the AwareGO blog. Reprinted with permission. Training | May 9, 2019 | Ragnar Sigurðsson For over 30 years companies have been connected to networks and the internet. And for almost all of that time they have been dealing with cyber security threats. From all this experience one thing has become absolutely certain … The best way to secure your network and keep your data safe is security awareness among employees. Equally important is the employee enga ...
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