Security – Cisco ESG study highlights increased complexity July 2019

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Cisco’s Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) documents the increased complexity of keeping end users safe. Technology & even the attackers are becoming more sophisticated as new computing capabilities emerge. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Reevaluating+Network+Security+It+is+Increasingly+More+Complex/25152/ GROWING TECHNOLOGY RISKS — The report identified three main factors related to the increase in network security complexity. The attack surface and the workload are both […]

Windows 10 – v20H1 v18941 new features July 2019

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The new preview release for WIN10 v20H1 v18941 has just been released for beta testing. It contains some of the following new features https://www.windowscentral.com/hands-windows-10-20h1-build-19841-showcasing-new-changes New in build 18941 is a change to the calendar flyout on the taskbar that now allows you to add events to your calendar straight from the taskbar. Also new in […]

Windows 10 – v1903 improves capability to create LOCAL accounts

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Windows 10 defaults in creating new accounts by requiring use of the “Microsoft account”.  However, users may wish to create new WIN10 user accounts that are more similar to WIN7 local accounts.  Features release v1903 accommodates this better than past feature releases.  Earlier releases tended to discourage creation of LOCAL accounts — that are not […]

Security – Sophos research finds RDP attacks popular July 2019

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Corporate ADMINs should actively patch & monitor all RDP security vulnerabilities https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/07/19/remote-desktop-protocol-is-a-big-target.aspx Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is an easy-to-find and popular target for remote attackers, according to a recent study conducted by Sophos. Researchers set up 10 “honeypots” running RDP over a 30-day period, from April 18 to May 19. RDP is a protocol used […]

Security – CISA Ransomware protection guide July 2019

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CISA which is part of Homeland Security has just published an excellent Ransomware protection guide for corporate & home users: https://www.us-cert.gov/Ransomware QUOTE:  CISA recommends the following precautions to protect users against the threat of ransomware: Update software and operating systems with the latest patches. Outdated applications and operating systems are the target of most attacks. […]


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