Kevin Casey

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Kevin Casey is a writer based in North Carolina who writes about technology for small and mid-size businesses.
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Online Privacy: We Just Don't Care

Facebook leaked your data (again). Big Brother's watching everyone and everything. And Google is testing a "service" that sounds like you providing them a list of everything you own.

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Is Lax SMB Security A Myth?

Small and mid-size businesses defy perception by spending more than ever on security, according to a new IDC report. Now growing twice as fast as overall IT budgets, SMB security spending will total $5.6 billion in 2015.

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4 Disaster Recovery Tips For SMBs

Think your SMB can't afford to prep for an IT disaster? Learn from the CIO of Granite Rock, located on the San Andreas Fault--where an earthquake isn't just possible, it's probable.

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4 Basic Security Steps For SMBs

Time and budget limitations make poor excuses for a lack of security. Here are four key considerations for resource-constrained IT administrators at smaller companies.

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End-User Security: SMBs Prefer Invisibility

Social media and mutating malware have changed the threat landscape, prompting smaller companies to list education and security users don't notice as top needs, Symantec found during the Endpoint Protection 12 public beta.

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The Case for Integrating Physical Security & Cybersecurity
Paul Kurtz, CEO & Cofounder, TruSTAR Technology,  3/20/2018
A Look at Cybercrime's Banal Nature
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  3/20/2018
City of Atlanta Hit with Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff 3/23/2018
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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.