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Travis Nave

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The TL;DR on Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Travis Nave on Jun 14, 2021 9:37:09 AM

In light of the recent high-profile ransomware infections on the Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods, I have been asked multiple times for my thoughts on the matter. Despite how it is being portrayed in the media, ransomware infections showcase a lack of disaster recovery rather than vulnerabilities in the network infrastructure. So here is the 10,000ft overview of what you need to avoid the PR nightmares of those companies attacked.

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Topics: Technical Perspective

Cleaning your TEMP Folder

Posted by Travis Nave on Feb 23, 2021 3:07:03 PM

When was the last time you did some file cleanup on your computer? Has it been a while? Is your computer feeling a little sluggish? Maybe it is time to do some disk cleanup!

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Topics: Technical Perspective

Disabling Windows Updates at Home

Posted by Travis Nave on Nov 20, 2020 2:29:07 PM

In a post-COVID world where many of us are still working from home, some of the group policies that are controlled by the corporate IT group can sometimes be handicapped while off the domain network. One of these is Windows Update. If your company uses a WSUS Server to approve or block certain Windows Updates, this can sometimes be a problem while working remotely. Microsoft likes to push certain updates when it is not restricted by company policies. This sometimes poses a problem for the corporate IT, as they often have to roll-back updates that break or severely hinder the performance of their user’s computers.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Technical Perspective