Web Security

What is a DDoS Attack?

There was a time when Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were fairly uncommon and only affected the most high profile websites. Unfortunately, those days are over. In the 21st century, anyone who owns a website should be concerned about DDoS attacks and the consequences they can bring about. So what exactly is a DDoS […]

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What is a Firewall, and Why do I Need One

What are your top 3 priorities when it comes to your website? Design, Content, and UX? Those are all worthy considerations and vital to your website’s appeal. Nonetheless, in an age where digital malcontents are growing ever more inventive and persistent, the answer should be Security, Security, and Security. For websites hosted with dedicated servers, […]

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Our team has been laser-focused on security-related topics for National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October.  If there is any big takeaway from this exercise, it’s seeing how pervasive cyber security is. Cyber security permeates every layer of technology, every node touched, every person involved — from client, to administrator, to developer, and beyond.   […]

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Centralized Linux Authentication

Until recently, Linux authentication through a centralized identity service such as IPA, Samba Active Directory, or Microsoft Active Directory was overly complicated. It generally required you to manually join a server or workstation to a company’s domain through a mixture of Samba windbind tools, and kerbose krb5 utilities. These tools are not known for their […]

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Minimizing the Threats From Within: How All Employees Contribute to Security

Security experts can only do so much. Imagine the sophisticated systems at global banks, research facilities, and Las Vegas casinos (“Ocean’s Eleven,” anyone?) — an excess of cameras, guards, motion detectors, weight sensors, lasers, and failsafes. But what happens if someone leaves the vault door open? Similarly, server and network security measures can only go […]