Secure Against NetBIOS Name Service (NBT-NS) Poisoning Attacks with Group Policy

What is the NetBIOS Name Service, and Why is it Vulnerable to Poisoning Attacks? When reaching other systems on the network, we tend to think of DNS being the primary way that a Windows computer can translate a name to an IP address. However, there are several other methods available. One of the available name resolution services is the NetBIOS over TCP/IP Name Service (NBT-NS).…

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Lessons Learned From the Cloud, Part Deux

Welcome to the second post in this series on lessons learned from cloud messaging deployments. In the last post, (dated May 29, 2012) we covered four lessons learned: defining requirements before you begin, monitoring the cloud service, cloud vendor support, and having servers on-premise even though you’ve gone to the cloud.…

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Lessons Learned From the Cloud, Part One

While there are many IT services that our clients can move to the cloud, messaging seems to be most popular.  Over a series of blog posts, we are going to share a few key lessons from cloud messaging deployments. Define your requirements up front. Get them clearly documented and then let them drive all of your decisions: everything from What security features do we require in our cloud...

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