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Cyber Security Update: June 2021

Microsoft have claimed that the Russian hackers behind the SolarWinds campaign ("Nobelium") have escalated their attacks on U.S. federal agencies, think tanks and non-governmental organizations as part of intelligence gathering efforts on behalf of their government. This was confirmed on..

Cyber Security Update: May 2021

As the majority of businesses in the UK are set to reopen from the COVID-19 lockdown in the next two months, a lot of businesses have to adapt to the new working environment. Many organisations are not planning to come back to full-team and full-time work in the office and, while this is a..

Cyber Security Update: April 2021

Last month the UK government published statistics from the 2021 Cyber Security Breaches Survey showing that 39% of businesses surveyed reported having a cyber security breach in the last 12 months - down from 46% in 2020.

Cyber Security Monthly News – March 2021

In March’s update, within the past month we have seen Apple users targeted by 'mysterious' malware. Around 30,000 Mac devices that contain the M1 chip are believed to have been infected by the ‘Silver Sparrow’. 

Cyber Security Monthly News – February 2021

In February's news, the trend of medical-related cyber security incidents continues as it is found that 80% of Medtech firms have suffered a cyber attack in the last 5 years.

Cyber Security Monthly News – January 2021

In January’s news, Covid-19 has brought more security risks. The Health Sector is to be on the frontline for cyber security due to the potential threats from nation states, criminal ransomware and the threat of disruption to the supply chains rolling out the vaccine. More information about the..

Cyber Security Monthly News – December 2020

In December's update, we see further stories of Covid-related hacking attempts as worldwide vaccination gets off the ground.

Cyber Security Monthly News – November 2020

In November’s news, Covid-related cybercrime has driven UK attacks to a record number.

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.

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