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Jeff Petters

What is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack?

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to crush a web server or online system by overwhelming it with data. DDoS attacks can be simple mischief, revenge,...

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What is the Colorado Privacy Law?

On September 1, 2018, the Colorado Protections for Consumer Data Privacy law, HB 18-1128, goes into effect. A bi-partisan group introduced HB 18-1128 in January, and after the usual negotiations,...

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What is SAML and How Does it Work?

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open standard that allows identity providers (IdP) to pass authorization credentials to service providers (SP). What that jargon means is that you can...

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CISM vs. CISSP Certification: Which One is Best for You?

It’s a perfect time to be CISM or CISSP certified, or have any cybersecurity certification: according to Gartner, the unemployment rate for cybersecurity professionals is zero – as in there...

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5 Basic Port Scanning Techniques

Imagine a long hallway with doors on either side. There are a total of 131,082 doors. The ones on the right of the hall are TCP, on the left UDP....

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Kerberos Authentication Explained

According to myth, Kerberos (you might know him as Cerberus) guards the Gates to the Underworld. He’s a big 3 headed dog with a snake for a tail and a...

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Kerberos Attack: Silver Ticket Edition

With a name like Silver Ticket, you might think it’s not as scary as its cousin the Golden Ticket – you’d be horribly mistaken. A Silver Ticket is just as nasty...

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What is DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model)?

DCOM is a programming construct that allows a computer to run programs over the network on a different computer as if the program was running locally. DCOM is an acronym...

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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): Everything You Need to Know

Endpoints are a favorite target of attackers – they’re everywhere, prone to security vulnerabilities, and difficult to defend. 2017’s WannaCry attack, for example, is reported to have affected more than...

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NIST 800-171: Definition and Tips for Compliance

Do you or does a company you work with deal with the Federal Government? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has some important information regarding your important information....

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