On 11 September 2001, America suffered it's most violent and horrific attack since Pearl Harbor. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety six people lost their lives as a result of these attacks. 8:46am ET - The North Tower of the World Trade Center was struck by American Airlines Flight 11.9:03am ET - The South Tower of the World Trade Center was struck by American Airlines Flight 175.9:37am ET - The Pentagon was struck by American Airlines Flight 77.9:59am ET - The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.10:03am ET - Passengers and crew aboard United Airlines Flight 93, fight back and storm the cockpit and the plane crashes in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, about 20 minutes flying time from Washington, DC.10:15am ET - The west-facing E Ring of the Pentagon collapses.10:28am…
A new zero day vulnerability has been discovered in the Google Chrome browser that could allow arbitrary code execution on vulnerable systems. Details are scarce at this time (details below) but the short story is that users running Google Chrome versions prior to 76.0.3809.132 should patch now. Cyber Tech Cafe MyIT clients should already have the updates but are encouraged to restart Google Chrome (or reboot) to ensure that the updates are applied. Additional information on our MyIT program is available here. The issue is being tracked under CVE-2019-5869Additional details are available here
We will be closed on Monday, 2 September 2019 to enjoy the Labor Day holiday with friends, family and loved ones and will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, 3 September 2018. Emergency support will be available for our commercial clients. If you need emergency support on Monday, simply include the word 'emergency' in the subject of your email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by noting it in your voicemail at 770.386.8900.
Emergency support is available for MyIT and commercial clients via phone or email at normal emergency rates. Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed on Thursday, 4 July 2019 to celebrate Independence Day and spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Non-emergency calls and emails will be answered on a first come, first served basis on Friday, 5 July 2019.
AppRiver is currently investigating reports of intermittent mail flow issues for some of it's customers. The delays appear to be specific to the email security products (SecureTide, SmartHost and Virus filtering). Additional information is available via the AppRiver status page via the link below. https://status.appriver.com/
Two advisories were published on 24 May 2019 regarding the SSL VPN components of Fortigate firewalls using FortiOS versions 5.6.3 to 5.6.7 and 6.0.0 to 6.0.4. Updates to both branches (5.6.8 and 6.0.5 or 6.2.0, respectively) have been released and are available for download. We are reaching out to all affected Cyber Tech Cafe customers now to schedule the upgrades. Additional Information is available below: Information Disclosure - https://fortiguard.com/psirt/FG-IR-18-384Unauthenticated Password Change - https://fortiguard.com/psirt/FG-IR-18-389
It sounds simple but, when it comes to ransomware (and many other types of cyber attacks), those five words will put you head and shoulders above most. Prepare. Know what you have; what's supposed to be there and what's not. Then, protect what's supposed to be there from what's not. Then, just in case something slips by, make sure you have a good disaster recovery plan (that includes off site backups) in place. Patch. Bad guys are going to attack your tech or your people. To attack the tech, they need to find a vulnerability or a miss configuration. Timely installation of manufacturer supplied patches will cut your exposure in half. Having a monthly maintenance plan like Cyber Tech Café’s MyIT Program will help ensure that the supplied patches are…
Rob Adkerson, a long familiar face for all of our customers, has accepted a position with another company and is no longer affiliated with Cyber Tech Café. Rob is a man of the highest integrity and we have no security concerns as a result of his leaving but, in the interest of due diligence, wanted to let you know. We hope that you’ll join us in wishing Rob all the best in his new endeavor.
AppRiver is aware of and currently working to resolve issues with mail flow resulting in, in some cases, significant delays in mail delivery The issue was initially reported on 13 February 2019 and was believed to have been resolved at that time. Unfortuately, that was not the case and delays have persisted for some clients. The AppRiver team is working on a resolution now and believe that they have identified the cause and a fix that is being tested now. Below is a link to the AppRiver status page with an option to subscribe to updates on the issue. http://status.appriver.com/