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Author: Russell Smith

IT consultant, Contributing Editor @PetriFeed, and trainer @Pluralsight. All about Microsoft, Office 365, Azure, and Windows Server.

Patch Microsoft Exchange Servers Now to Stop LockFile Ransomware

by Russell Smith

The LockFile ransomware group has been actively launching attacks against Microsoft Exchange Servers, exploiting three vulnerabilities that were patched by Microsoft in April and May this year. Known as the Exchange Server ProxyShell vulnerabilities, the LockFile group uses them, in conjunction with the Windows PetitPotam vulnerabilities that were partially patched in the round of updates… Read More

Azure Sentinel Gets Fusion AI Early Ransomware Detection in Preview

by Russell Smith

Earlier this month, the Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) teams announced the public availability of 'Fusion detection for ransomware'. Fusion is designed to automatically correlate security alerts that could be related to ransomware. More precisely, Microsoft said the Fusion machine learning model collates alerts detected in a specific timeframe during defense evasion… Read More

Microsoft Looks to Improve Azure Active Directory Compliance and Security Breach Prevention

by Russell Smith

Microsoft recently announced that it acquired CloudKnox Security, a security management solution for businesses that use more than one cloud service provider. CloudKnox says that its solutions help IT departments "granular visibility, actionable insights, and control of machine and human identities with excessive high-risk privileges." Joy Chik, who is corporate vice president for Microsoft Identity,… Read More

How to Set Up Windows Sandbox

by Russell Smith

If you want to spin up an isolated Windows 10 desktop quickly, without the knowledge required to work with virtual machines (VM) or the cloud, then Windows Sandbox is the answer. How does Windows Sandbox work? Windows Sandbox is a feature in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education SKUs, which provides users an easy way… Read More

Live Webinar: Active Directory Security: What Needs Immediate Priority!Live on Tuesday, October 12th at 1 PM ET

Attacks on Active Directory are at an all-time high. Companies that are not taking heed are being punished, both monetarily and with loss of production.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to prioritize vulnerability management
  • What attackers are leveraging to breach organizations
  • Where Active Directory security needs immediate attention
  • Overall strategy to secure your environment and keep it secured

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