Zoning Out: An Introduction to DNS Zone Transfers

Estimated difficulty:  πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ DNS (Domain Name System) zone transfers are used to help replicate databases across different domain servers, allowing administrators to modify or edit records easily by implementing the changes on one server and copying the changes to the others. Zone transfers are completed using the AXFR protocol, and Continue Reading

Risky Business: A Down-Low on Risk Management Basics

Estimated difficulty: πŸ’œπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ First thing’s first! Let’s talk definitions. So, what actually is risk management? To put it simply, it is the management of the risk within an organisation (doh!). The risk management process involves identifying security risks and creating and implementing plans to mitigate them. Defining Risk Risk is Continue Reading

Locked Out: What is Ransomware?

Estimated difficulty: πŸ’œπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ Ransomware can be a costly attack to organisations of all sizes. Recently Garmin fell victim to a ransomware attack, with reported ransoms of up to US$10 million in exchange to reinstate company files. According to a The State of Ransomware 2020 by Sophos, the global average cost Continue Reading