All posts by Joe Laratro

Jul
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‘Meow’ Attack Deletes Over 4,000 Unsecured Databases

First identified in late July, and automated hacking attack has deleted data from over 4,000 unsecure databases. The targets of these ongoing hacking attacks are unsecured Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and Redis databases. There has yet to be any ransom demands made, so it appears these attacks were specifically designed to delete all data. These threats are being called Meow Attacks because they leave a “meow” signature on server log files.Read More

Jun
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Coronavirus Cybersecurity Concerns & Risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on the economy and industries across the board – cybersecurity is no different As hospitals have been put under acute pressure and businesses have adapted to the lockdowns and an emerging work at home culture, a number of cybersecurity concerns have sprung up. From a growing risk of cyberattacks to more vulnerable targets, businesses and organizations must prioritize cybersecurity during these trying times and adapt their security practices to stay protected. The following are top COVID-19 cybersecurity concerns IT professionals and data center teams should be on the lookout for.Read More

Jun
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Cybersecurity Risks of Working from Home & How To Prevent Them

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a large portion of the workforce working from home. City shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing guidelines that popped up in response to COVID-19 have shifted employees from office buildings to at-home offices. Even as restrictions lift, many people are opting to continue working from home to stay safe and stop the spread of the virus.

As companies adjust to this major change, they must prioritize cybersecurity to keep their networks and valuable data safe from hackers and cybercriminals.Read More

Sep
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Tech Leaders Address the Impact of The Cloud on the Environment

The enormous amount of energy that needs to be consumed to power the world’s ever-increasing collection of data centers has been an open secret for a while now. While The Cloud is often advertised as this omnipresent and weightless concept, its implementation results in a significant real-world impact of the cloud on the environment. Due to the massive energy consumption needed to store the world’s data, cloud storage negatively impacts the environment, contributing a large share of the fossil fuels released into the atmosphere.

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Sep
5G Cybersecurity Risks to Look Out For

5G Cybersecurity Concerns The Government & Businesses Need to Prepare For

In April 2019, The President commented on 5G deployment in the United States. In what can be considered a mission statement, President Trump stressed the importance of America getting a 5G network and remaining the leaders in communication network innovation.

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