Extending alerts for Log Analytics into Azure

Lately Microsoft has been helping to make the shift from the “classic” Log Analytics portal (https://www.microsoft.com/oms) to the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com). We have seen how Log Analytics workspaces are now visible in the Azure portal and how we can pin top level views from Log Analytics to the Azure dashboard. We have seen new functionality…

Governing the Cloud

Governance has been a SharePoint topic for as long as SharePoint has existed. It tends to fall on a spectrum that runs the gamut from what I call “Peace, Love, and SharePoint” to the “Iron Gauntlet” of control. Peace, Love and SharePoint, versus the Iron Gauntlet of Control As we move to O365, the need…

Under Armour Hacked… MyFitnessPal No Longer My Pal

It’s getting difficult for me to determine which security incidents to blog about… First up, Facebook’s unauthorized sharing/selling of 50 million persons’ private information, a definite FTC violation at $40k per each, should bring Zuck $2 trillion in fines. Next, the City of Atlanta has dealt with a ransomware attack which crippled the digital systems of 5…

Welcome to the Catapult TEAMS Vlog!

Thanks for joining. I am starting a video blog here to help Catapult stay current with Microsoft Teams updates, tips and tricks, and other topics centric to Teams. Essentially, teams are a collection of people, content, and tools, around either a specific workflow, business unit, a project or a job. Teams are designed to bring…

memcached and massive Denial of Service attack (amplification attack), how to fix it…

Two of the largest distributed denial-of-service attacks in the history of the “World Wide Webs” were launched this past week.  This particular attack (called a reflection and amplification attack) took advantage of dumb, default configuration settings, that forced victims to deal with massive amounts of malicious traffic. Both attacks (against GitHub and another prominent entity)…