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FBI warns K12 schools of ransomware attacks via RDP

Posted by Brandon Martens on Jul 8, 2020 3:24:00 PM

FBI warns K12 schools of ransomware attacks via RDP

The FBI has issued a security alert warning K12 schools of the "ransomware threat" during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS, VPN Alternative, ZTNA, zero trust networking, zero trust

TruGrid Cybersecurity News - April 2020 #1

Posted by Nicholas McGregor on Apr 2, 2020 3:37:58 AM

TruGrid Cybersecurity Blog - April 2020 #1

Microsoft Warns Hospitals of Increased Ransomware Attacks During COVID-19
Microsoft has identified several dozens hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances. 

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS, VPN Alternative, ZTNA, zero trust networking, zero trust

TruGrid Cybersecurity News - March 2020 #1

Posted by Nicholas McGregor on Mar 6, 2020 6:45:13 AM

TruGrid Cybersecurity Blog - March 2020

2020 Cybersecurity Trends: 9 Threats to Watch
According to CSO Online, the biggest threats of 2019 will likely continue in 2020, and organizations need to review their defensive strategies to combat these on-going threats.

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS, VPN Alternative, ZTNA, zero trust networking, zero trust

VDI, RDP, QBR & MSP - What’s that spell? Savings and Security

Posted by Brandon Martens on Feb 24, 2020 8:10:46 AM

VDI, RDP, QBR & MSP - What’s that spell? Savings and Security

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS, VPN Alternative

TruGrid Cybersecurity News - Feb 2020

Posted by Nicholas McGregor on Feb 12, 2020 7:34:54 AM

TruGrid Cybersecurity News - February 2020

Vulnerability in Multiple VPN Applications
The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on a vulnerability affecting multiple Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. 

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS, VPN Alternative

How to Make RDP Invisible to Hackers

Posted by Peter Ayedun on Nov 20, 2019 12:54:03 PM

How to Make RDP Invisible to Hackers

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Topics: RDP, RDS

Making RDP More Secure

Posted by Administrator on Jul 8, 2019 3:52:25 PM

Making RDP More Secure

The purpose of this post is to explore common methods for securing internet-accessible Microsoft remote desktop systems (RDP & RDS); explain associated drawbacks or vulnerabilities; and present a simpler and more secure method for remote computer access.

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS

How To Better Secure RDP On Your Network (And Why It Matters)

Posted by Administrator on Jul 8, 2019 3:52:04 PM

How To Better Secure RDP On Your Network (And Why It Matters)

Here we will explore common methods for securing internet-accessible Microsoft remote desktop systems (RDP & RDS); explain associated drawbacks or vulnerabilities; and present a simpler and more secure method for remote computer access.

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS

How a Data Breach Could Negatively Impact You or Your Company’s Future

Posted by Administrator on Oct 16, 2018 11:56:52 AM

Although people are becoming more tech-savvy, there remains a big concern among cybersecurity experts about how willingly many share sensitive information about themselves to businesses, and what those businesses are doing to safeguard against possible cybersecurity threats. Businesses that do not take data security seriously are at risk of facing significant consequences, placing their customer data and the future of their business at risk.

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Topics: RDP, Identity Risk Management

How to Effectively Secure Microsoft RDS in Less Than 15 Minutes

Posted by Administrator on Apr 2, 2018 8:01:00 AM

There are different ways to secure a Windows system running RDS when accessed over the internet, each with significant drawbacks. We have pioneered a simpler and more secure solution that takes just minutes to install. 

Let's take a closer look at methods for securing RDS. To start with, it is strongly recommended that any computer system that is accessible over the internet be protected. Negligence from completely protecting internet-accessible computers running RDS will certainly expose them to compromise and data theft and / or destruction. 

 

 

 

Methods for Securing RDS and Their Drawbacks

When RDS is enabled on a Windows system, it opens TCP port 3389, which is required to accept incoming login from remote users. Although this port can be changed, it is never recommended to directly expose a computer running RDS to the internet. Since there are a variety of ways to attempt to secure RDS, I have used a table below to show common methods and their drawbacks.

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Topics: RDP, Security, RDS

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