Last week the Commonwealth Sentinel team took part in our first in-person event since the start of the COVID Pandemic. The 35th Annual KCJEA/KMCA Joint Conference took place June 15-17, at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington. It was nice to see people out, and we got to have some great conversations about cyber security […]
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It isn’t a surprise that another local government has been the victim of a cyber attack. It happens much too often. As we talked about last week with the Kroger breach as a result of using Accellion file transfer software, we are almost becoming accustomed to it. Almost. While Frankfort city officials are being careful […]
As many people are going online to register for their COVID-19 vaccinations with healthcare organizations such as doctors’ groups, hospitals, and pharmacies, one such provider announced that it has suffered a data breach. Kroger announced that on January 23rd, data in their pharmacy and money order systems were stolen as a result of using Accellion […]
If we have learned anything from the Microsoft Exchange Server hack, it is that you MUST continually patch and update your computer systems, applications, and software on a regular basis.
Why is doing regular patching a challenge? Why would you procrastinate?
Well, it’s because prevention is less urgent than response. And when you have a lot to do, the less urgent matters get pushed to the bottom of the list.
On March 2, Microsoft issued a warning to Microsoft Exchange users that a Chinese state-sponsored cyberattack group called “Hafnium” was exploiting four zero-day bugs in order to attack thousands of organizations (estimates range from 30,000 to 60,000). The known victim organizations include local governments, retailers, universities, large enterprises, and small to medium-size businesses. The four […]