Tag Archives: security

How Often Do You Patch?

I saw two things recently. First, CU25 for SQL Server 2017 was released. I realized that I was CU8 locally, so I had work to do. Second, I noticed that SQL Server 2016 fell out of mainstream support on 13 … Continue reading

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The Danger of Management Access

First we had the Solarwinds hack, and now we have a Kaseya ransomware epidemic. It seems the criminals are moving up the stack. We used to see physical attacks on tapes and keyboards, then we saw OS level attacks. Now … Continue reading

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Hostage Data

Ransomware continues to surprise me in different ways. Recently there was an incident where data was not only encrypted, but also copied back to the criminals. In this case, Apple was the target through a supplier with the ransom note … Continue reading

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Incident Response Data

I was watching a PoSh session at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit recently where a sysadmin had a series of scripts to run when there was a problem. One of these was Rapid Response, which gathers information from a … Continue reading

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