A zero-day vulnerability recently identified in Microsoft Internet Explorer was used as an entry point for a coordinated set of cyber attacks that has been carried out on dozens of large enterprises. Please be advised that Symantec is working to keep our partners and customers informed of these cyberattacks known as Hydraq (also known as Aurora, Google Attacks, and the Microsoft IE Vulnerability (advisory number 979352)). The malware behind most of these attacks, "Trojan.Hydraq" appears to have been part of a sophisticated attack pattern designed to steal large amounts of intellectual property. Your customers may have become aware of this event from the heavy media coverage about the attacks on Google.
The underlying vulnerabilities used in this attack are now widely known and likely to be exploited by other cybercriminals even though the Command and Control infrastructure behind this coordinated attack has been taken down.
I am sharing this post from my friends at MSP Mentor (www.mspmentor.net). The site's Editor Joe Panettieri posted this advice.
When I picked up my local newspaper this morning, I noticed an article titled “How to Market Yourself As An Expert.” The opinion piece included nine tips. And the tips certainly apply to multiple markets — including managed services. Here’s a look.
Here are the tips…
Teach a class/host a webinar
Write a special report/white paper
Write a column
Write and article
Get third-party endorsements
Write an e-zine or newsletter
Write a book
Participate in social media
Get speaking gigs
Sure, that’s a very basic list. But here’s the key question: How are your writing and communication skills? Every tip, it seems, depends...
Thought I'd share this with you all...
I had a server in Africa that was failing backups all the time. Initially it had an HP StorageWorks 1/8 G1 autoloader connected. I tried just about everything to get it working, and was really happy to get 2 working backups through. Backups then failed, and reparing the drive was going to be too costly.
An HP StorageWorks MSL2024 was sent to the site, along with new LTO2 tapes (not backing up much!). It was correctly cabled up, and Backup Exec 11D was upgraded too BEWS 12.5 with SP2 (which has seen my backup environment stabilising greatly!). I was able to inventory the slots, could unlock/lock the drive, and could initialise the device. i would complete about 90% of a tape erase, and it would then fail.
Backups would start out at 10MB/m, and drop down to 3MB/m, before hitting 0 MB/m and eventually failing.
I tried upgrading the service pack again, reinstalling the application...