Credit Freeze | What to Expect – My Personal Experience

Greg Edwards

There are three credit bureaus to contact to freeze your credit.  Freezing your credit is the simplest way to prevent or severely minimize the effects of identity theft.  If the cybercriminal cannot…

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Using Group Policy to Disable Show Hidden Files

Chris Hartwig

There are thousands of hidden files on your workstation that were installed with your applications and operating system that you probably are not aware exist. Deleting these hidden files could be…

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WatchPoint - Tip of the Week - Password Expiry Email Notification

Nathan Studebaker

Overview Imagine it’s Monday morning, it’s 8:00 a.m., the work week isn’t even a full minute old, and the CEO is calling the support line, frantic because his password expired and now he can’t login…

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RDP Brute Force Attack Detection and Blacklisting with Powershell

Nathan Studebaker

Overview Monitoring systems provide great value because they alert us to unusual events. They allow us to check a box on our audit sheet, but really a monitoring system is just half of the equation.…

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WatchPoint - Tip of the Week - Account Lockout Detection and Notification

Nathan Studebaker

Overview Network security has several moving parts. Of those parts, detection and notification are arguably the most important. Detection/notification are usually the first steps in any security…

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Employee Emergency Notifications

Nathan Studebaker

Use PowerShell and Exchange to Notify All Employees through Text Message Do you worry about the safety of your friends, family, and coworkers? It seems like every day there is a report of an active…

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Reset Windows Server 2012 Domain Administrator Password

Chris Hartwig

Forgetting a Windows password can be frustrating especially if it is your domain administrator password for your server. With a few simple steps, you can easily reset the domain admin password and…

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The Life of IT: CryptoWall

Mark Warner

  From one IT professional to another, I understand your frustrations all too well. I’ve been there, for 16 years now. One day you walk into work, and everything is blissful. And on the next, some…

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What is the Darknet?

Greg Edwards

The Darknet is the part of the Internet used for anonymous communications.  It is used for both good and evil.  The Deep Web and Darknet are often confused, especially by the media.  The Deep Web…

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