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Mar 2018

Active Directory Password Health Analysis – Part 2

By Ben Goodman In Active Directory Password Health Analysis – Part 1, Russel Van Tuyl provided a background on Active Directory (AD) and its limitations in determining an organization’s password health. Russel also gave a high-level overview on the ADPasswordHealth python script, and its benefits in password health analysis. In this post we’ll take a deeper dive into what the ADPasswordHealth script can do. Recap...

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14

Mar 2018

File Storage and Sync Services Data Security

By Brian Lowe This is part one of a three-part series giving insight into observations from our 24/7 security operations center. The Observation… As technology moves forward to create capabilities and increase convenience, the focus on security can be lacking, or in some cases completely missing or ignored. In Sword & Shield Enterprise Security’s Managed Security Services operations, we often find this is true of...

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Feb 2018

Sword & Shield Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services

Nationally recognized cybersecurity firm makes list based on cutting-edge approach.  Knoxville, Tenn. February 28, 2018 –  Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sword & Shield to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list. Furthermore, Sword & Shield was designated in the MSP 500: Security...

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21

Feb 2018

Phishing 101: Don’t Get Hooked

The most talented cybercriminals are lazy. They want somebody else to do their work for them. Why bother attacking a network, when an employee or executive can open the door by clicking a link in an email? You use email every day for work, for communicating with family, and for doing ordinary business. Your bank probably emails you an online statement. Your inbox fills up...

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07

Feb 2018

Filter Noise, Deceive Attackers: National Cybersecurity Firm Expands Managed Security Platform

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security announces 24/7 perimeter defense and cyber deception services KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Feb. 7, 2018 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, now offers a proactive, transparent approach to significantly reduce unwanted network traffic and throw hackers off the scent with its new perimeter defense and cyber deception services. Sword & Shield offers these...

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30

Jan 2018

Migrating to the Cloud the Secure Way

It is 2018 and “The Cloud” continues the trend of upward growth. The Gartner Group predicts by 2021, 28% of all IT spending will be for cloud-based infrastructure, middleware, application and business process services. Online services help make our work and personal lives more productive and easier. Some advantages of the cloud are that you can easily access your data from anywhere and sync it with...

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09

Jan 2018

MouseJack: The new way using a wireless mouse or keyboard leaves you vulnerable

By Ben Goodman You are sitting in your favorite coffee shop with your laptop. You’ve never been a fan of the laptop’s touch pad so you plug in the USB dongle for your favorite wireless mouse and begin browsing the internet, checking emails, etc. You stop using your laptop briefly to check your written notes. You notice a sudden flash of a window popping up,...

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05

Jan 2018

What you should know about Spectre and Meltdown

By Corey McReynolds About Spectre and Meltdown Two large exploits, “Spectre” and “Meltdown”, have been released that allow reading privileged memory with side-channel attacks on Intel and ARM processors. This issue is known to affect nearly all processors in personal computers, Macs, servers and mobile devices (both Android and iOS). AMD processors are affected (only to “Spectre”), but to a much lesser degree. The result of...

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Nov 2017

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Makes MSSP Alert Top 100 for 2017

Leading national cybersecurity firm ranked as a top managed security services provider (MSSP) of 2017 by MSSP Alert KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 15, 2017 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading cybersecurity firm headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and serving clients nationally, was named by MSSP Alert, the global voice for managed security service providers, to its 2017 Top 100 Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)...

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24

Oct 2017

Slack and Microsoft Teams Notifications for Empire and Meterpreter Agents

By Russel Van Tuyl A short time ago, I wrote a Python script that would send notification messages to Slack when a computer was compromised and an Empire or Meterpreter agents was dropped. I spent a little time updating the script and added support for Microsoft Teams notifications. This blog explains how I set up Slack and Microsoft Teams notifications for Empire and Meterpreter agents. In...

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