Author: Julia Sowells

Julia is a security geek with 5-plus years of experience. She writes on various topics pertaining to network security.

Administrators needed their workers to take care of business issues, not manage innovation. With the help of managed IT services, the organizations moved from traditional sales to e-commerce with great outcomes. The need to enhance is the thing that drove organizations to a decision to outsource. They depend on managed IT services to do the time-consuming infrastructure management work. Many small to medium enterprises are still trying to do everything all alone. But that is getting harder to do with the pressure to innovate and the expanding complexity of cloud services. How To Pick Managed IT Services The top priority…

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A website getting hacked isn’t really news today; it has become an almost common thing. So, what should you do if your website is hacked? How can you work on recovering things and bouncing back? Well, it’s not that difficult. Here’s a look at some easy steps that could help in the recovery process: Step 1 – Inform hosting company, do some research of your own The first thing that you need to do is inform your hosting company or the person who is hosting your website. The host may be able to fix it for you and they should…

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Computer forensics is of much relevance in today’s world. Though forensic analysis refers to searching and analyzing information to aid the process of finding evidence for a trial, computer forensic analysis is specially focussed on detecting malware. Computer forensic analysis tools help detect unknown, malicious threats across devices and networks, thus helping secure computers, devices and networks. At a time when computers have become an integral part of our day-to-day lives, computer forensics is an area that evolves very rapidly. The technologies, the features and the methods used are changing and evolving very fast. Let’s take a look at some…

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Do you have a WordPress website? Is it secure enough? Well, it’s an open secret today that no website is 100 percent secure. It’s easy for clever cybercriminals to find security vulnerabilities and then hijack and misuse your WordPress website. Still, it should be our endeavor to keep checking our website for security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations and minimize them as much as possible and thereby make the website as secure as is practically possible. So, which online scanner is best suited to do this job? Which scanner can help you find the security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that could lead to…

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Network security is of prime importance in today’s world. That is why network scanning, or rather network vulnerability scanning, plays such a crucial role in the overall security of any enterprise and the data that it handles. Here’s a look at the top 10 essential network vulnerability scanning tools available today: 1. HackerCombat Network Security Scanner HackerCombat Network Security Scanner uses ATP (Advanced Threat Protection), the cloud-based filtering service that protects you from unknown malware and viruses, giving robust zero-day protection and protection from harmful links, in real time. Sensitive data exfiltration, port scans, IP protocol scans etc are the…

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The Tor browser has become quite popular among internet users. It allows users to browse anonymously at a time when lots of privacy issues seem to be bugging people on the internet. In addition to the privacy factor, there are others advantages too that attract users to the Tor browser. It lets them venture into the unindexed parts of the web as well and also helps them create deep websites and marketplaces like Dream Market on the deep web. Enchanted with the advantages of the Tor browser, users are now seeking out alternatives to it as well. Here’s a look…

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In today’s world, where internet security is a matter of great concern, one needs to know about terms like proxies, VPNs and Tor, which are all great tools that help guard one’s privacy online and also help ensure better security. The basic thing that these tools provide is anonymity to the user. Though it’s one common thing that these three tools provide, there are differences. Let’s examine different aspects pertaining to proxies, VPNs and Tor: Proxy You use a proxy when you are gaining information from any source online, to prevent that source from gaining information from you or about…

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The worldwide WannaCry cyberattack in particular, and ransomware attacks in general, seem to be accelerating the adoption of the Windows 10 operating system, as per a recent report. Leading security firm Duo Security has come up with its third annual Duo Trusted Access Report, which includes, among its other inferences, this notable finding relating to the connection between the WannaCry cyberattack and Windows 10 adoption. A detailed press release from Duo Security that discusses the Duo Trusted Access Report gives a brief introduction as to what the report is all about. The release, dated May 23, 2018, says- “Duo Security,…

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UK’s National Cyber Security Centre states that the WannaCry ransomware was the biggest test of the year. The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), which completes one year, has made this observation in its first annual review. The NCSC was launched in October 2016 with an objective to help defend UK’s “…critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organizations.” The National Cyber Security Centre supports critical organizations, the public sector, industry and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In its Annual Report for 2017,…

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FireEye, which has been responsible for uncovering many prominent cyber espionage attacks, recently discovered yet another one when it found out that Iranian hackers were behind the alleged spying and hacking of several companies in the US, Middle East, and Asia. The companies which have been spied upon are mostly connected to the petrochemical industry, military, and commercial aviation. A Hacking Pattern Emerges If one observes carefully, a pattern emerges from the findings of Mandiant, a subsidiary of the security firm FireEye. The findings reveal that petrochemical industry related hacking was carried out mostly within the Middle East countries, which…

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