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Cyber Security Monthly News - October 2020

Many SQL Server and Windows Updates were introduced in September and early October, including the latest Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2019, which addresses the snapshot issues introduced by CU7.

Preventing Brute Force Attacks in SQL Server

SQL Server provides two different forms of authenticating the users that connect to the database server: Windows Authentication, which is the default and preferred method, and SQL Server Authentication, which needs to be explicitly enabled.

Cyber Security Monthly News - July 2020

In July's news, Amazon confirms that its cloud computing platform, AWS, was subject to largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in recorded history back in February. The 2.3Tbps attack, which took place on 17th February, surpassed the previous record of 1.35Tbps sustained by GitHub in..

Configure Kerberos for Availability Groups

Today I want to tell you about an issue we ran into while working on one of our customers and, while it’s easy to understand when explained, it might be tricky to get done when you don’t look at the whole picture.

Cyber Security Monthly News - June 2020

In June’s news, we see a plethora of security related stories related to Covid-19, including information on staying secure and avoiding recent targeted phishing scams.  

Additionally, we look at critical updates for both Windows and SQL Server, and the changes Microsoft has made regarding..

Cyber Security Monthly News - May 2020

In May's Cyber Security news, we are flushed with stories around the current Pandemic situation. With reports of hacking, as well as addressing concerns for the impact of Coronavirus on data privacy and security, the current global situation is dominating this category of the news like many..

Cyber Security Monthly News - March 2020

In March’s news, Microsoft releases 115 security updates on “Patch Tuesday” to address and resolve known security vulnerabilities within Windows operating systems and associated software – the biggest release in the company’s history. Besides this, there have been several SQL Server and Windows..

Cyber Security Monthly News - January 2020

In January's news - researchers have uncovered an unsecured database in the cloud containing sensitive information belonging to thousands of British citizens and a number of High Street banks were forced to halt foreign currency exchange following a ransomware attack on travel money supplier..

Cyber Security Monthly News - December 2019

In December’s news, there have been multiple data leaks after companies have failed to sufficiently secure their databases, as well as further advancements in AI, with it surpassing doctors in its ability to spot breast cancer from scans. Alongside this, there have been a number of SQL updates..

Cyber Security Monthly News - November 2019

In November's news - AI is being used by both those creating and protecting against spam mail and a company discovered it had been the victim of several hacking events over a two year period after it was alerted to a storage drive being filled by an archive file left by the hacker.

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