Closed for 4th of July

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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.
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June 2019 Updates

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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".  A new version of our website / blogging software brings a new format to these posts, all the same content you know and love with a fresh coat of paint to hopefully make consumption more enjoyable and pleasing. As always, we welcome comments, feedback, concerns, etc. News Critical Firefox Vulnerability. Give high level details and note that MyIT clients were patched within hours of the announcement. DC770 - Cyber Tech Cafe is a proud supporter and co-sponsor of the DC770 DEF CON group that meets monthly…
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Intermittent mail flow delays at AppRiver

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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/
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Fortigate firewalls SSL VPN

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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
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed Monday, 27 May 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to all of the men and woman that have sacrificed everything for our great nation. We hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!
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What’s the best defense against cyber attack? Prepare. Patch. Train. Test. Repeat.

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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…
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February Updates 2019

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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".  A new version of our website / blogging software brings a new format to these posts, all the same content you know and love with a fresh coat of paint to hopefully make consumption more enjoyable and pleasing. As always, we welcome comments, feedback, concerns, etc. 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…
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Java, no longer free!

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Tech giant Oracle recently announced that starting in January of 2019 their flagship product, Java SE, would require a license for all commercial installations going forward. Many news organizations have reported on this impending change, however not many make it clear what happens going forward. Below is a quick guide to help answer some of the questions left unanswered in many other articles. 3 billion devices run slow Who Does This Affect? Any commercial users of Java in any form. If you go to Java.com and download the latest version of what most users know as "Java" (currently Java Version 8 Update 201) and you do business, make money, and or are a commercial entity, you need to purchase a license to use Java on a per machine, per year…
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Winter Weather Advisory

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The National Weather Service and local weather stations have issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday, 29 January from 3:00am to 7:00pm. Bartow County and several surrounding school systems have already adjusted their schedules in preparation for the potential snow and/ or ice. We will be watching the weather closely and will be posting updates and announcements to our Facebook page.
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What does the upcoming end of life for Windows 7 mean to me?

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As many of you may already know, support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 officially ends on 14 January 2020. It may seem like a long way off but now is the time to begin planning your migration. In the interest of brevity, I've tried to be short and to the point below with some quick 'what does this mean' and 'what do I do' points but, if you have any questions or if you'd like for Cyber Tech Cafe to help with your migration, definitely let us know. What does this mean? Microsoft works with it's internal staff as well as it's Bug Bounty program to find vulnerabilities (bugs and other problems) in it's products. They then write updates (fixes) and release updates every month that users can…
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