ADManager Plus’ Active Users report for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audit

In this blog, we’ll discuss how to generate an Active Users report for SOX audits with a single click using ADManager Plus’ custom reports. In parts (A), (C), and (D) under Section 302(a)(4) of the SOX Act, it’s required that any user access to a company’s computers should be recorded and monitored to ensure adequate controls are in place…

University of Northern Colorado’s response to cybersecurity breach exemplifies GDPR compliance

Another day, another cybersecurity breach. The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has reported that the personal information of 12 of its employees was compromised in a cybersecurity breach. UNC’s police department is looking into the breach and, at this time, there’s no clear timeline for when the investigation will be complete.  The breach Hackers managed to breach UNC’s website, Ursa, which acts…

uTorrent vulnerability: Another reason to blacklist unnecessary third-party software

Security vulnerabilities have become headline news, and not just in the IT world. A crucial vulnerability in popular downloading software uTorrent is one of the latest cybersecurity stories. Tavis Ormandy, a Google Project Zero researcher, found remote code execution vulnerabilities in the Windows desktop version of uTorrent, as well as the web version of uTorrent, back in…

Five worthy reads: Blockchain—How one phenomenal innovation is impacting the world

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week, we highlight blockchain’s huge potential to disrupt the digital sphere.   I’ve always wondered how my parents perceived my growth at every stage of my life; from being a newborn, to being an adolescent, to…

Gold Lowell uses SamSam ransomware to terrorize SMBs

From late December 2017 to mid January 2018, several small and medium businesses found themselves the victims of SamSam ransomware, in attacks propagated by the Gold Lowell cybercrime gang. This campaign has made the group $350,000 richer.    The Gold Lowell group Gold Lowell rose to prominence in 2015. Since then, they’ve run periodic ransomware campaigns targeting small and medium businesses across…