November Updates 2018

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  Executive Summary - The Cyber Tech Cafe Managed Services (MyIT) continue to be an overwhelming success.  It's exciting to see organizations taking a proactive approach when it comes to their IT Infrastructure and it's incredibly rewarding to hear those organizations comment about how "things just seem to work". News DC770 - Cyber Tech Cafe is a proud supporter and co-sponsor of the DC770 DEF CON group that meets monthly at 7:00pm ET at Jefferson's restaurant in Cartersville on the first Tuesday of each month. More information is available at https://dc770.org .  Our speaker for the November meeting is the world famous TBD.   Microsoft - Microsoft reported 79 vulnerabilities, 12 of which were classified [by Microsoft] as CRITICAL with the remaining 67 rated important, moderate or low. Not to…
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October Updates 2018

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  Executive Summary - The Cyber Tech Cafe Managed Services (MyIT) continue to be an overwhelming success.  It's exciting to see organizations taking a proactive approach when it comes to their IT Infrastructure and it's incredibly rewarding to hear those organizations comment about how "things just seem to work". News We're Hiring - If you or someone you know is looking for an entry level IT Support position with a growing company, send them our way.  Additional information and an online application is available here. DC770 - Cyber Tech Cafe is a proud supporter and co-sponsor of the DC770 DEF CON group that meets monthly at 7:00pm ET at Jefferson's restaurant in Cartersville on the first Tuesday of each month. More information is available at https://dc770.org .  Our speaker for…
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August 2018 News and Updates

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Executive Summary - The Cyber Tech Cafe Managed Services (MyIT) have been an overwhelming success.  It's exciting to see organizations taking a proactive approach when it comes to their IT Infrastructure and it's incredibly rewarding to hear those organizations comment about how "things just seem to work". News We're Hiring - If you or someone you know is looking for an entry level IT Support position with a growing company, send them our way.  Additional information and an online application is available here. DC770 - Cyber Tech Cafe is a proud supporter and co-sponsor of the DC770 DEF CON group that meets monthly at 7:00pm ET at Jefferson's restaurant in Cartersville on the first Tuesday of each month. More information is available at https://dc770.org .  Our speaker for the September…
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July 2018 News and Updates

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Executive Summary - The Cyber Tech Cafe Managed Services program was, by all metrics, an overwhelming success.  It's always good to see organizations taking a more proactive role in securing their infrastructure and even better to be able to play a part in it.  There were significant updates from Microsoft and Adobe this month but Adobe certainly took the cake with over 100 patches issued. News Managed Firewall Services - We announced in April that we were considering offering a managed firewall option.  The initial offer was very well received and we'd like to expand it to 5 additional clients.  The price for the base package is $169 per month and includes a firewall and daily reporting on it's performance and activity.  All of the routine management (license renewals, firmware updates,…
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April 2018 News and Updates

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Executive Summary - There were significant updates from Microsoft and Adobe this month as long as a minor update to Java.  The most interesting updates that I've seen thus far address a vulnerability in the Windows Font Library (CVE-2018-1010, -1012, -1013, -1015, -1016).  These could be exploited remotely by an attacker via social engineering attack (phishing, etc.) to get access as the logged-on user and then chained together with a privilege escalation vulnerability (like CVE 2018-1034) to gain administrative or system level access. News Managed Firewall Services - We are considering offering a managed firewall solution and are looking for 3 to 5 clients that would be interested in helping us to pilot the program.  Test sites would need to have a minimum of 5 workstations and a maximum of 10…
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February 2018 News and Updates

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Executive Summary - Spectre and Meltdown dominated the news during the last update cycle but seem to be winding down.  The good news here is that strides are being made to mitigate the problem, including a Meltdown and Spectre Detector tool in Microsoft Windows Analytics.  The bad news though is that a number of other critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook and Adobe Flash Player have stepped up to take the place of Spectre and Meltdown. News DC770 In The News - DEF CON North Atlanta, or DC770, made the front page of the Cartersville Daily Tribune on Wednesday, 6 February 2018.  DC770 is a DEF CON group that meets monthly at Jefferson's in Cartersville.  More information is available at the DC770 website and the article is available at the Daily…
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January 2018 News and Updates

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Updates News Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities - There's a LOT of buzz about the two of these.  I won't be going into any detail in this newsletter about either but we've been pushing information out to social media as we get it and will likely be posting an article here later. Mailing List - The response to (finally) getting the mailing list back online has been overwhelmingly positive (and appreciated).  We have a sign-up form on the right-column of our website if you'd like to sign up. MyIT - The newest version of the Network Ninja (NNv2.1) is finally operational and has been deployed to a number of MyIT clients already with stellar results.  We finished with the beta group last week and will be reaching out to all of…
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November 2017 News and Updates

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Updates News Mailing List - We're excited to announce that the mailing list is back up and running.  We generally only send emails once per month (the News and Updates), so it's a low volume list.  We have a sign-up form on the right-column of our website if you'd like to sign up. Holiday Schedule - Please be sure to check out our 2017 holiday schedule here.  If you have projects that you'd like to complete by year end, please let us know as soon as possible. MyIT - We are working on some exciting changes to the MyIT Options, including updates to the Network Ninja, for 2018 that we hope to announce in the December newsletter. Executive Summary - Critical vulnerabilities were patched by Microsoft and Adobe this month,…
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October 2017 News and Updates

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Updates Executive Summary - This month's dominate tech news story had headlines warning us that "'All Wi-Fi networks' are vulnerable" . Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 standard that has been dubbed KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) and according to the researcher "works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks." The attack is particularly devious in that it allows not only for things like "steal[ing] sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on" but also can allow the attacker to "inject ransomware or other malware into websites". The paper goes on to say that "if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. " Also this month, using Shodan, a search engine for Internet-connected devices, we are able…
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August 2017 News and Updates

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Updates Executive Summary - In addition to the normal Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle / Java updates, Google released an update to patch 10 critical bugs in the Android operating system and Mozilla released an update to patch 29 vulnerabilities in Firefox including making Adobe Flash objects Click-To-Enable.  The excitement from WannaCry and Petya / Not-Petya seems to be calming down but it looks like the Mamba ransomware (gained fame in the end of 2016 by taking the San Francisco transit system offline) seems to be making a comeback.  It only seems to be impacting Saudi Arabia and Brazil at the moment but it would be wise for blue teams to take note and make sure that you're ready (Are you all patched up?  Network segmented to minimize the damage of…
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