10 ways to prevent ransomware from damaging your business

Ransomware, commonly spread through e-mail or web sites, is a piece of malicious code that encrypts as much data as it can using a very strong encryption key. Here’s how to prevent it.

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Exploring automated patch management solutions

If you calculate the man hours patching your systems, and consider the risks associated with not patching, you will probably see how automated patch management is an ROI you can’t ignore.

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Top 20 Free Disk Tools for SysAdmins

This article lists 20 of the best free tools for partitioning, cloning, diagnostics, repair, recovery, encryption, wiping or drive information and is intended to supplement the list provided on 101 Free SysAdmin Tools. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two among […]

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Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit

Here are the best all-in-one Bootable CD/USBs that admins can use to troubleshoot and repair a Linux or Windows system – all handy additions to your toolkit.

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An Introduction to E-Discovery (Part 2)

In part two of this two-part series, I discuss the e-discovery process (EDRM) and highlight two common e-communications archiving architectures used by organizations today as part of their e-discovery strategy. If you missed part one, check it out here.

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An Introduction to E-Discovery (Part 1)

In part one of this two-part series I provide an introduction to e-discovery, covering what it is, why it is important and the meaning of some of the main terminology used today.

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18 Free Security Tools for SysAdmins

Here are 18 of the best free security tools for password recovery, password management, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, steganography and secure data wiping. This list is intended to supplement the list provided on 101 Free Admin Tools. Additionally, other tools that can also be used for security purposes (e.g. file or disk level encryption) can be […]

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The Top 20 Free File Management Tools for Sys Admins

Here are 20 of the best free tools for file comparison, archiving, encryption, renaming, de-duplication, merging, copying, syncing and search. This list is intended to supplement the list provided on 101 Free SysAdmin Tools. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two amongst […]

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Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) – A Hyped up Marketing Term or a Security Concern?

It is not uncommon for marketing teams or advertising agencies to take a current IT ‘buzzword’ and use it as part of their campaign to promote a new product or service. Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is one of those buzzwords. Should we consider this term to be another form of scaremongering or is there a […]

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Windows PowerShell: Essential Admin Scripts (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I covered the ‘Microsoft Troubleshooting Packs’ and ACL permission checks using PowerShell scripting. This article will focus on two more scripts, one to check if a host is alive and, if it is not, send a notification email, and another to check disk space, delete data from a […]

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