Tell Me About The Heartbleed Bug

Ask SWC: Tell Me About The Heartbleed Bug In this episode of “Ask SWC” Security Team members Tommy Montgomery and Viral Dhimar discuss the Heartbleed bug. Watch our video to learn more about this malicious exploit. The Heartbleed bug continues to scour the internet malicious exploiting the vulnerable and affecting many popular websites and services. We asked our security expert, Tommy Montgomery, CISSP, ISSMP, CISM, GCFW, C|EH to tell us a little more about Heartbleed and how you can protect your organization. What exactly is Heartbleed? The Heartbleed is a vulnerability within certain versions of OpenSSL and it really affects the messages that are sent back and forth between clients and servers that keep SSL connections alive. The problem is a missed boundary check within these messages and what that does is it allows an attacker to send a message requesting more information from the server than they should actually be able to receive. Some of the information they get back … [Continue reading]

Heartbleed Is Much Worse Than We Thought

Tommy Montgomery SWC Technology Partners

Heartbleed Is Much Worse Than We Thought Every so often in information security a vulnerability is publicly disclosed that scares even the most seasoned security professionals, Heartbleed is one of those vulnerabilities. The Heartbleed bug concerns an implementation flaw of the Heartbeat function in OpenSSL. In short, Heartbleed takes advantage … [Continue reading]

SWC Ranks on MSPmentor’s Global Managed Services Providers List

Susie Cummings SWC Technology Partners

SWC Ranks on MSPmentor’s Global Managed Services Providers List SWC is proud to announce that we have ranked among the top 100 managed services providers in the world on the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition list this year. This is SWC’s fourth consecutive appearance on the list. SWC has also ranked among the top 100 on the MSPmentor 200 North … [Continue reading]

Is My BI Fat? Database Partitioning Can Help!

Chadd Dotzenrod SWC Technology Partners

Is My BI Fat? Database Partitioning Can Help! Your data warehouse started so perfect! It was a lean mean analytical machine. Then reality set in. The users fed it all the data they could get their hands on. When it got fat and slow, they refused to put it on a diet because they need “everything!” Data archival just isn’t in the cards and … [Continue reading]

Ask SWC: What’s New in SQL Server 2014?

Author Rachael Narel SWC Technology Partners

Ask SWC: What’s New in SQL Server 2014? Microsoft just announced the release of SQL Server 2014 this week. As you know SQL Server 2012 came out some time ago and was heavily focused on a lot of Business Intelligence improvements for the enterprise. Now all of a sudden we have many users adopting BI that are hitting our SQL Servers pretty hard. … [Continue reading]