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Alert: Apache Log4j 2 vulnerability

The National Cyber Security Centre has issued an alert regarding active scanning within the UK for the Apache Log4j 2 vulnerability.    Apache Log4j 2 is an open source Java logging library which is used in many applications, including some cloud services.  Version 1 of the Apache Log4j library is no longer supported and developers should be moving to Version 2.  Version 1 has several security vulnerabilities and if you have systems using this version, you should be taking action to mitigate the vulnerabilities in your network.

RedMosquito have addressed this issue within our internal systems and have installed all the applicable updates.  Apache initially  released a patch for the security vulnerability, a second patch has already been issued and we are monitoring this situation closely for any further developments.

Software vendors may contact you to recommend mitigation actions or install updates.  If you are a RedMosquito IT Support customer then please forward these emails onto our Service Desk and we will be in touch to advise on next steps.  We always recommend a multi -layered approach to cyber security, with patch management being a key element.   If you are not a current customer of RedMosquito please contact us and we will advise on the IT Security services we provide.

We always recommend a multi -layered approach to cyber security, with patch management being a key element.

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NCSC urges UK businesses to bolster cyber defences in response to events in Ukraine

In reaction to the situation in Ukraine, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are urging organisations in the UK to ensure their cyber defences are bolstered.  Their recent press release advises businesses to follow guidance regarding the steps to take when the cyber threat is raised. Whilst there is no need to be alarmed, we […]

02 Mar 2022

Email security: Microsoft blocks billions of emails

Phishing emails – where criminals attempt to trick users into disclosing information or installing malware – is on the rise. Microsoft’s recent announcement that they blocked 1000 malicious emails per second during 2021 (almost 40 billion emails)  highlights the vast scale of this problem. While Microsoft’s success in blocking these emails is great news, businesses […]

Azure Fundamentals success!

Congratulations to Ben, our newest recruit, who has added the Azure Fundamentals course to the collection of courses he has passed since joining RedMosquito.  Our Operations Director, Ricky, has presented Ben with some bubbly to toast his success! All of our engineers have Personal Development Plans in place, where they work through courses to develop […]