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Security is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Computer systems now include a very wide variety of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things -– and networks include not only the Internet and private data networks, but also Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other wireless networks.

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Fraud Alert
Hackers are getting into PayPal accounts, then using eBay accounts to make purchases and have them shipped to an intermediary address that redirects the package overseas. If you ship to them, good luck getting your money or your item back.
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Improve Your Query Performance Tuning
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In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

The New York State Cybersecurity Conference is held most years in Albany, New York. This year, like last, it was held in the Egg conference center in Nelson Rockefeller Plaza. This was the 21st annual conference. Here are some of my reflections ...
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Great overview of the conference. Thanks for sharing this. Endorsed!
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A discussion and explanation about Application and Security issues in Wireless Sensor Networks
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Ransomware
Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts a victim's data and makes it unusable until the victim pays the attacker a ransom fee in Bitcoin. Ransomware uses cryptography technology. Attackers decrypt the files only if the victims pays the bitcoin amount within a certain period of time.
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by:Naveen Sharma
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Thanks for sharing.

Ransomware attacks are becoming problematic for both individuals and businesses of all sizes.

The best and the most important mitigation techniques is to maintain secure backups and educate your employees.

Ways to Address Ransomware Attacks in Today’s Security Landscape:
https://www.lepide.com/blog/nine-ways-to-address-ransomware-attacks-in-todays-security-landscape/

Simple things you can do to protect against ransomware attacks:
http://expert-advice.org/security/ways-to-protect-yourself-from-ransomware-attack/
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SIEM must examine concepts of normality and abnormality traffic/data flow patterns. SIEM need to constitute use of adaptive intelligence. Companies need to evaluate SIEM products based on their own objectives to determine the product that best meet their needs.
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THREAT RISK TABLET
Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time. We are fearful of what we do not know. Taking an extra step to self discover though we are not an expert is worthwhile to better focus and assess the cyber threat. Find out more in this article.
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Free PDF Watermark Creator
To make data more confidential it is needed to generate a watermark on a PDF file. So, read the blog and get the complete knowledge about PDF watermarking. Also, learn simple ways to insert watermark in PDF files.
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Facebook Privacy
Mark Zuckerberg fell quite far out of grace and an outraged public have manifestly quit Facebook encouraging others to do the same. But is it the answer?
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Security on computers should be like an onion, with many layers that need to be peeled off one before the next. Read on to find out how to make your computer more secure.
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PDF Restriction Remover
Here is the list of top 3 best PDF Restriction Remover software with their key features and pros and cons. One can choose the specific PDF security remover program according to their need.
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Protect Your Employees from Wi-Fi Threats
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Protect Your Employees from Wi-Fi Threats

As Wi-Fi growth and popularity continues to climb, not everyone understands the risks that come with connecting to public Wi-Fi or even offering Wi-Fi to employees, visitors and guests. Download the resource kit to make sure your safe wherever business takes you!

Technology has revolutionized how we create, share and comment on information. So does that mean that there are new ethical standards for information within the digital age? Read on to find out!
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Leaving sensitive information (like passwords) in clear text scripts is never a good practice, though it's sometimes unavoidable. This set of VBScript functions can be used to obscure critical information making it at least a little more difficult for curious eyes (or worse) to see.
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Things that need elevation will not work that way unless UAC is off, or you use the built-in administrator, Lee, because for that account, UAC is off.  I wouldn't recommend to use it for this purpose for another reason: startup scripts or immediate tasks do the same much easier.
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As more and more organizations are pushing their operations to the cloud, it's vital that you understand how threats could compromise those operations. We will focus on the aspect of the cloud security computing threats and countermeasure.
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by:Edwin Hoffer
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Nice piece of information contains in this article.

We have to know about the latest trends in IT before going to know about Cloud Security in details.

Visit some good article link:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/31708/Current-IT-Trends-and-Cloud-Security-Threats-2018.html

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/31694/What-is-Cloud-Based-Security-What-are-its-Security-Controls.html
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Remote Desktop Connections and VPN Connections Fail. Starting May 9, we received many reports of Remote Desktop connections failing globally. Users received error messages on authentication when they try to remote to machines or VPN. Here's the cause, symptoms and simple workaround.
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RISK approach
A conventional approach to security to just put in best of the breed security control is not enough. This will be a part of the series to get the RIGHT security in place and first off is to make sure proper risk assessment approach is adopted. Security need not be complex.
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Password Managers
This is the conclusion of the review and tests for using two or more Password Managers so you don't need to rely on just one. This article describes the results of a lot of testing in different scenario's to reveal which ones best co-exist together. Enjoy...
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Playing the Triage Game
The intent of this article is not to tell you what solution to use (you know it better) or make a big bang change to your current regime (you are well aware of), but to share how the regime can be better and effective in streamlining the multiple patch implementation.
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Internet of Ransomware Things
It has been a full year since one of the worst ransomware attacks we have seen, the Wannacry attack last year. The attacks have changed. The way we are addressing them has also changed, but maybe not enough.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Jan,

Thanks for pointing that out.  The page editor and i both missed it.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Thanks
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In computing, Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing are used to assess systems in light of the organization's security posture, but they have different purposes.
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Network Scalability - Handle Complex Environments
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A discussion about Penetration Testing and the Tools used to help achieve this important task.
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An Incident response plan is an organized approach to addressing and managing an incident. The goal is to handle the situation in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs.
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Reset Login Password in Windows 10
This tutorial shows a simple method of resetting a forgotten Windows 10 Password, on both a Physical and VM VirtualBox machine without the need for any third-party tools. Both Local and Microsoft Connected accounts are covered. Enjoy...
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Cloud computing is a model of provisioning IT services. By combining many servers into one large pool and providing virtual machines from that resource pool, it provides IT services that let customers acquire resources at any time and get rid of them the instant they are no longer needed.
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A basic introduction to Website Security and the absolute minimal steps that anyone should take in order to protect against hostile intrusions. This is offered as a guide to getting started, not an exhaustive list of all precautions. Enjoy...
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by:Dr. Klahn
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Andrew, without your prompting the article would not have been written at all.  As I see it, that merits credit.  But if you prefer, perhaps a footnote "Credit is due to Senior Page Editor Andrew Leniart, without whose determined prompting this article would not have been written."

The formatting you've applied is good and faithfully captures the form of the original.

I pass the following few errata back to you for consideration:

The paragraph beginning ...

Don't use one single system to run your web server. Be the Mail Transfer Agent for your domain, handle your company databases, and be the file server for clients.

should read more along the line of:

The web server, whether a single system or several, should fulfill that function and no others. "One hat per system" is always a good rule to separate functions.  Don't let the web server become the Mail Transfer Agent for your domain, don't let it handle your company databases, and don't let it be the file server for clients.

I wrote:

If your site uses cross-site scripting (more on this later)

but never said anything about it.  This should probably be cut down to

If your site uses cross-site scripting

as I'm not an expert on XSS, and after thinking about it, it is a complicated topic that should be covered in its own article.  It's another moving target in any case.

Under tech writing rules, the first occurrence of "DDoS" should be "DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)" or the other way round.

You realize what we're getting into here, I hope.  As soon as the article goes up, the floodgates will open with "You forgot x" and "I don't agree with y."  However, if I can have your permission to deflect some of that your way it might be an opportunity along the lines of "You have a point there.  You should really write an article to expand on that point."
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Stay Alert. Act fast.
To share tips on how to stay ALERT and avoid being the next victim - at least not due to your own poor cyber habits and hygiene!
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Security

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Security is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Computer systems now include a very wide variety of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things -– and networks include not only the Internet and private data networks, but also Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other wireless networks.