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Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Information Security, IT Support
Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point A hacker group specializing in gaining and maintaining access to corporate networks has been observed selling access to compromised corporate networks to other threat actors on underground forums. This highlights the importance of securing access to your organization’s network. An actor assessed to be associated with the hacker group behind the malicious campaign called “Pioneer Kitten”, also known as “Parisite” and “Fox Kitten”, has begun selling access to compromised corporate networks on underground forums since late July of this year, this according to the recent report released by CrowdStrike Intelligence. Access to Corporate Networks COVID-19 has forced many companies to open access to their corporate networks to remote workers. This opening unleashed a Pandora’s box of new cyberthreats, especially…
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How to Secure Remote Access for Your Employees

How to Secure Remote Access for Your Employees

Information Security, IT Support
How to Secure Remote Access for Your Employees The restrictions that come along with the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many organizations to adopt the work from home model. One key component of the work from home model is remote access – the ability to connect to another computer or network over the internet. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft that enables a computer user to access another computer over the internet. While this protocol was initially released for most Windows operating systems, this protocol can now be used with Mac operating systems. A remote desktop user can access another desktop, open and edit files, and use applications of this desktop no matter where this desktop is geographically located. In the context…
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How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

IT Support
How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is having a profound effect on the way Canadians work. The intentional shutdown of the economy as a result of the COVID-19 has resulted in an increased number of workers using remote access to work from home. 5 Million Canadians Worked from Home in April 2020 During the second week of April 2020, Statistics Canada reported that out of the 12 million Canadians who were employed and worked more than 50% of their usual hours, an estimated 5 millions of these worked most of their hours from home. In 2000, Statistics Canada only recorded 1.4 million Canadians who worked from home and this number increased to 1.7 million in 2008. Out of the 5 million Canadians who worked…
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Researchers Unearth New VPN Vulnerabilities

Researchers Unearth New VPN Vulnerabilities

Information Security
Researchers Unearth New VPN Vulnerabilities Over the past few days, details about security vulnerabilities relating to virtual private network (VPN) have been disclosed by security researchers. Immersive Labs researcher and content engineer Alex Seymour recently disclosed that he found two security vulnerabilities, one referred to as CVE-2019-17387 and the other security vulnerability referred to as CVE-2019-17388, in Aviatrix VPN, an enterprise VPN used by organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). CVE-2019-17387, in particular, allows an attacker to gain elevated privileges through arbitrary code execution on these operating systems: Windows, Linux and macOS. While Aviatrix uses certificates to validate legitimate VPN users, preventing supposedly unauthorized access, Immersive Labs said that a bit of digging reveals that relevant private key and certificates can be retrieved inside the file…
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Tag: remote access

Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point

Information Security, IT Support
Access to Corporate Network: Why It’s Important to Secure This Entry Point A hacker group specializing in gaining and maintaining access to corporate networks has been observed selling access to compromised corporate networks to other threat actors on underground forums. This highlights the importance of securing access to your organization’s network. An actor assessed to be associated with the hacker group behind the malicious campaign called “Pioneer Kitten”, also known as “Parisite” and “Fox Kitten”, has begun selling access to compromised corporate networks on underground forums since late July of this year, this according to the recent report released by CrowdStrike Intelligence. Access to Corporate Networks COVID-19 has forced many companies to open access to their corporate networks to remote workers. This opening unleashed a Pandora’s box of new cyberthreats, especially…
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How to Secure Remote Access for Your Employees

How to Secure Remote Access for Your Employees

Information Security, IT Support
How to Secure Remote Access for Your Employees The restrictions that come along with the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many organizations to adopt the work from home model. One key component of the work from home model is remote access – the ability to connect to another computer or network over the internet. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft that enables a computer user to access another computer over the internet. While this protocol was initially released for most Windows operating systems, this protocol can now be used with Mac operating systems. A remote desktop user can access another desktop, open and edit files, and use applications of this desktop no matter where this desktop is geographically located. In the context…
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How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks

IT Support
How to Safeguard Remote Access to Corporate Networks The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is having a profound effect on the way Canadians work. The intentional shutdown of the economy as a result of the COVID-19 has resulted in an increased number of workers using remote access to work from home. 5 Million Canadians Worked from Home in April 2020 During the second week of April 2020, Statistics Canada reported that out of the 12 million Canadians who were employed and worked more than 50% of their usual hours, an estimated 5 millions of these worked most of their hours from home. In 2000, Statistics Canada only recorded 1.4 million Canadians who worked from home and this number increased to 1.7 million in 2008. Out of the 5 million Canadians who worked…
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Researchers Unearth New VPN Vulnerabilities

Researchers Unearth New VPN Vulnerabilities

Information Security
Researchers Unearth New VPN Vulnerabilities Over the past few days, details about security vulnerabilities relating to virtual private network (VPN) have been disclosed by security researchers. Immersive Labs researcher and content engineer Alex Seymour recently disclosed that he found two security vulnerabilities, one referred to as CVE-2019-17387 and the other security vulnerability referred to as CVE-2019-17388, in Aviatrix VPN, an enterprise VPN used by organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). CVE-2019-17387, in particular, allows an attacker to gain elevated privileges through arbitrary code execution on these operating systems: Windows, Linux and macOS. While Aviatrix uses certificates to validate legitimate VPN users, preventing supposedly unauthorized access, Immersive Labs said that a bit of digging reveals that relevant private key and certificates can be retrieved inside the file…
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