Cybersecurity

July 2021 PrintNightmare Briefing

Executive BriefPrintNightmare is the name given to a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Print spooler service. Attackers can take advantage of this vulnerability to gain control of affected systems, causing widespread harm to internal and external parties.Technical DetailsThe RpcAddPrinterDriverEx() function is used to install a printer driver on a system. One of the parameters to this function is the DRIVER_CONTAINER object, which contains information about which driver is to be used by the added printer. The other argument, dwFileCopyFlags, specifies how replacement printer driver files are to be copied. An attacker can take advantage of the fact [...]

July 2021 PrintNightmare Briefing2021-07-08T15:01:28-06:00

Strong passwords: Essential for combating cyber risks

Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself and your company online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cyber risks. Of course, nobody is immune to cyber threats, but when following these tips, you can minimize your chances of an incident. Use a long passphrase   You should consider using the longest password or passphrase permissible. For example, you can use a passphrase such as a news headline or even the title of the last book you read. Then add in some punctuation and capitalization.Don’t make passwords easy to guess  [...]

Strong passwords: Essential for combating cyber risks2021-05-06T10:08:51-06:00

Fortify Your Email and Web Defenses

Phishing emails and the use of unencrypted Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) protocol remain persistent channels through which malicious actors can exploit vulnerabilities in an organization’s cybersecurity posture. Attackers may spoof a domain to send a phishing email that looks like a legitimate email. At the same time, users transmitting data via unencrypted HTTP protocol, which does not protect data from interception or alteration, are vulnerable to eavesdropping, tracking, and the modification of the data itself. Breaking Down the Attack: How It WorksEmail  An attacker spoofs the domain of a reputable organization, and sends an email that looks to be a legitimate [...]

Fortify Your Email and Web Defenses2021-03-14T18:16:13-06:00

Cyber Security Best Practices: Safeguarding your password

One of the largest cyber security vulnerabilities lies with improper and/or ineffective password management. Below are a few high-impact and effective best practices to help equip you and your teams. YES Keep your login ID and passwords to yourself Use antivirus software at home and at work Use the screen lock or log off your computer when you are away Report security incidents immediately to your IT service team Enable multi-factor authentication where possible NO Use the same password for every email, web or network account Share your password to anyone over email, text, or instant message Share your individual [...]

Cyber Security Best Practices: Safeguarding your password2021-03-14T18:19:18-06:00
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