Simplifying Patch Management with Ansible AWX

Simplifying Patch Management with Ansible AWX

By Bryan Macario, Network Security Engineer at Tec-Refresh, Inc. In this article, I will highlight an open-source tool that you can use to fully automate your patch management. The tool is called AWX, and it utilizes the Ansible framework. Ansible is an open-source automation tool used for IT tasks such as patching, configuration management, software …

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Incident Response Using Volatility Framework

Incident Response Using Volatility Framework

By Bryan Macario, Network Security Engineer at Tec-Refresh, Inc. It’s 2021, and Cybersecurity has been a hot item on everybody’s list. Whether at home or in the corporate world, our technology is constantly evolving, and with the latest security patches and operating systems updated, our defenses have been getting better and better. That being said, …

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FortiGate® Cloud Data Sheet & Features

FortiGate® Cloud Data Sheet & Features

FortiGate Cloud is a cloud-based SaaS, offering a range of management and services for Fortinet Firewalls. FortiGate Cloud offers zero-touch deployment, configuration management, reporting and analytics. As a cloud service, FortiGate Cloud can grow with your requirements from a single FortiGate all the way up to a full MSP management solution for thousands of devices …

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Q3 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Q3 2020 Ransomware Payment Statistics from Coveware

Coveware published their Quarterly Ransomware Report on November 4, 2020. One of the continuing trends in 2020: Average and median ransom payments continue to rise. Here are some quick ransomware payment statistics from Coveware’s Q3 2020 Ransomware Report. Q3 Highlights The average ransom payment for Q3 2020 was $233,817. This is up 31% from Q2 …

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