Citrix Desktop, What is it and why use it? | Parallels Explains!

Citrix Desktop as an IT term You’ve probably heard a few IT folks mention the term ‘Citrix Desktop’. What exactly is it? How is it different from ordinary desktops? We will talk about that and more in this post. What exactly is Citrix Desktop? When people use the term ‘Citrix Desktop,’ they’re normally referring to a virtual desktop delivered through the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops … [Read more...]

Tenable Is Cited As A Leader in Vulnerability Risk Management by Independent Research Firm

The company is top-ranked in strategy and current offering. Tenable was among 13 select companies invited by Forrester to participate in its October 17, 2019, Forrester Wave™ evaluation, Vulnerability Risk Management, Q4 2019. In this evaluation, Tenable was cited as a Leader in Vulnerability Risk Management (VRM). The report evaluates solutions that help customers prioritize remediation … [Read more...]

When can we get rid of passwords for good?

Or perhaps I should have asked, “Can we ever get rid of passwords for good?” The security world knows passwords are a problem. Products ship with default passwords that are never changed. People reuse old passwords or adopt easy-to-guess passwords that hackers easily defeat via brute force. Or users simply can’t keep up with having to remember 27 different passwords for … [Read more...]

Provide High Availability for Azure AD Connect

Once you start rolling with Azure AD Connect and hybrid identity between local Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, one of your first thoughts is, "What happens if my Azure AD Connect server goes offline?" … [Read more...]

Oracle Critical Patch Update for October Contains 180 Fixes

Oracle addresses 180 CVEs across 219 security patches in October’s Critical Patch Update, including a critical vulnerability in Oracle NoSQL Database. On October 15, Oracle released its Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2019 as part of its quarterly release of fixes for vulnerabilities. This update contains fixes for 180 CVEs in 219 patches across several Oracle products. The following is … [Read more...]

PCI DSS Compliance 101: What You Need to Know

If your business deals with credit card payments in any way, then PCI compliance is going to be a fact of life, and an essential part of running your business securely and efficiently. PCI compliance is a critically important step in protecting your customer's or partner's payment card data, and an equally important step in protecting your business from the dire consequences of a data breach. … [Read more...]

Types of Network Security

<p>Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing forms of criminal activity. The global cost of dealing with the damage caused by cybercrime is estimated to reach $6 trillion by 2021 [https://cybersecurityventures.com/cybercrime-damages-6-trillion-by-2021/], doubling the damage recorded in 2015. Read More … [Read more...]

Automation of the Week: Upgrading PowerShell and Automation in 2019

<p>Over the past five years we‘ve seen a steady increase in the use of automation by MSPs. They’ve been working on automating their monitoring, patching, self-healing of issues, maintenance, and more. When I started focusing on automation a few years ago, I used to see that only a small subset of MSPs was actively investing in it. In the past year, I’ve found that MSPs now typically fall … [Read more...]

New Features Added to Altaro Office 365 Backup for Businesses

You can now back up SharePoint Online and One Drive for Business files in Altaro Office 365 Backup. Start your free 30-day trial today! Read the post here: New Features Added to Altaro Office 365 Backup for Businesses … [Read more...]

Your employees are your biggest cyber security threat

Anti-virus software, firewalls, data encryption – these are go-to security solutions for most organisations.  The problem with that? They are each designed to stop cyber criminals accessing your systems but are of little help when it comes to your biggest security weakness – human error.  Studies repeatedly show that organisations are more likely to be breached from an employee misplacing, … [Read more...]