8 tips for preventing ransomware – Naked Security

 Posted by on 2016-03-25 at 09:56  cyber crime, cyber security, infosec, it, ransomware, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on 8 tips for preventing ransomware – Naked Security
Mar 252016
 

  
Chances are you know someone, or some organization, who has suffered a ransomware attack – it could be your local police department, a small business, big hospital, or someone in your family.

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Don’t want your new system getting hacked? Follow these 13 steps and you might just avoid it

 Posted by on 2016-03-22 at 01:29  business, Hacking, it, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Don’t want your new system getting hacked? Follow these 13 steps and you might just avoid it
Mar 222016
 

  
The IT security arm of UK surveillance agency GCHQ has issued a series of guidelines aimed at building secure online services.

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Spiceworks 4.6 just released

 Posted by on 2010-03-12 at 23:22  Internet, News, Technology  Comments Off on Spiceworks 4.6 just released
Mar 122010
 

Spiceworks, my favorite tool for managing IT networks, has released a new version. Spiceworks scans your entire network and audits the devices in you infrastructure. Not only does Spiceworks create a comprehensive IT inventory, but it also monitors the health of vital systems. It can alert you when certain conditions are met, errors are found, systems run out of hard disk space, printer ink is low, and much more.

Another cool feature is to have Spiceworks scan multiple sites, and report back to a central collector. This is great for me, as the company I work for, is an outsourced IT Helpdesk for several medium sized businesses. We’ve deployed Spiceworks at all of our clients with more than 10 PCs. This allows our business to be proactive in our approach to IT instead of reactive.

Don’t even get me started on how good Spiceworks has been for License Management.

Spiceworks 4.6 brings a host of new features include:

  • View and Kill Processes Remotely
  • Ability to discover virtualized servers on VMware (vSphere & ESX/ESXi), showing all the virtual machine data and configuration details
  • Better Helpdesk ticket management
  • Network mapping improvements
  • See network alerts and notifications in your Spiceworks Toolbar
  • And more…

If you have never tried Spiceworks, you should. It is free, and after you use it, you will be converted. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s FREE (As in BEER)? I used to work for a software company that developed one of the premier Enterprise IT Discovery platforms, and believe me, Spiceworks can do a lot more than even some multimillion dollar Enterprise platforms. That was always the “dirty little secret”. Anyways, check it out, you’ll love it.


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