2FA or not 2FA? There really is no question.

You might have heard the term thrown around...but what does it really mean? "Two-factor authentication" (or "2FA") is just a general term that means that you have to do more than just enter a password to access a system. When we say "system", we're really referring to any web service, corporate network, email service - [...]

Monday, September 25, 2017 5:28 pm|

NIST and Cybersecurity – What you need to know!

A 2015 report by Price Waterhouse Cooper ranked Florida #1 in the nation for aerospace and aviation industry attractiveness*. To longtime residents, of course, this comes as no surprise. Brevard County is home to numerous high-profile aerospace, aviation, and defense contractors. Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Harris, DRS - the list goes on and on. This is not only [...]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:28 am|

CCleaner compromised – What you should know

Multiple news outlets reported this morning that the widely-used CCleaner performance optimization utility was compromised by hackers earlier this month. Specifically, a Trojan had been piggybacked onto the latest release (5.33.6162). NetWatch uses this utility widely on our managed desktops. Here's are a few things to know: (1) Most of our clients' systems were never [...]

Monday, September 18, 2017 3:06 pm|

NotPetya Ransomware Attack

As you’ve probably read in the news by now, there is another global ransomware attack that surfaced around 8am EST yesterday. This attack is a variant of the Petya attack that occurred last year. This particular attack, like WannaCry last month, uses the SMB vulnerability in Windows, an exploit code-named “EternalBlue” which was developed by [...]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:25 pm|

WannaCry

Good morning, Beginning Friday morning, multiple news outlets reported outbreaks of a new ransomware attack known as “WannaCry” that is spreading globally, exploiting a vulnerability in Windows. The British Nation Health Service was the first known major victim, its operations brought to a standstill. Several other companies followed, such as Fedex, the automaker Renault, and [...]

Monday, May 15, 2017 1:29 pm|
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