In the cat-and-mouse world of ransomware and cybersecurity, with businesses and governments needing to place two steps between them and cybercriminals, comes a new obstacle – Ransomware-as-a-Service. Dharma, a cybercriminal firm, provides, “one of the most popular offerings around, saying it provides a “paint by numbers” solution that cybercriminals have already used to extort millions of dollars from businesses.” This criminal business model has been coined the “fast food of cybercrime” due to its easy and ready-to-go utilization for inexperienced threat actors. They might be inexperienced, but this ransomware service poses a serious threat to SMBs – especially during the current global situation.
Smoke testing is a term used to describe the testing process for servers after patches are applied.
The process typically involves making sure servers are rebooted in the right order, making sure they have completely rebooted, restarting applications in the right order, and then testing to be certain everything is working properly when users return to work in the morning.
This typically takes 30 minutes per server, depending upon your environment.
PCs are not typically smoke tested, or if so, not all of them.