Upcoming Events and Tech Bits

Critical Update for Microsoft DNS Servers

posted Aug 10, 2011, 5:08 AM by NCET Admin

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Vulnerability name/brief descriptionMS11-058 - Vulnerabilities in DNS Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2562485)

CVE/CAN nameCVE-2011-1970
Vendor threat levelCritical   
SophosLabs threat levelHigh


Vendor descriptionThis security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Windows DNS server. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker registers a domain, creates an NAPTR DNS resource record, and then sends a specially crafted NAPTR query to the target DNS server. Servers that do not have the DNS role enabled are not at risk.

New Microsoft Updates include Security Fixes

posted Aug 10, 2011, 5:04 AM by NCET Admin

Yesterday (8/9/2011) Microsoft released 13 updates on Patch Tuesday.  While the number of updates might seem small this was a large number for during the summer, but only two of these bulletins were critical. There are nine rated important and two rated as moderate.

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**Security Alert** From NC ITS

posted May 20, 2011, 6:19 AM by NCET Admin

We are forwarding a **Security Alert** to our NCET group at the request of our NCDPI Security Officer.  LEA personnel should report any incidents internally as directed by LEA staff and also to the ITS Enterprise Security and Risk Management Office by calling (919)754-6000.  Please forward to your LEA security staff or as appropriate. 
**Security Alert** From NC ITS
To All Agency Security Liaisons and Staff:  Another agency is reporting what appears to be targeted social engineering attack via phone calls from Crystal Tech claiming that there is a virus on a computer at the agency.  Ultimately the employee is requested to visit a web site by the caller.  The callers command of the English language is poor.  If you are aware of any similar incidents at your agency, please contact the ESRMO.

New NCREN Portal Webinar

posted May 19, 2011, 12:45 PM by NCET Admin

In just one hour, you will learn more about the new tool and participate in a demo led by MCNC staff. The overview of topics include:
logging in network utilization and performance graphs
support tickets
contact information

Two one-hour webinars will be offered on June 2nd for your interactive participation on this topic.

June 2, 2011: 10:00 - 11:00 am
June 2, 2011: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

To participate in one of the sessions, visit https://www.mcnc.org/events/training/upcoming 

Registration will open 30 minutes prior to each session. 

Who should attend.... Technology Officers, Technology Directors and Network Administrators (and Site staff designated as primary and secondary technical contacts in the NCREN database - for email only) 

Note: The content is the same for each session; however, they may vary slightly based on audience participation.  We invite you to browse the Portal at https://www.mcnc.org/ncren/portal prior to the webinar. To gain the maximum benefit from the webinar and engage in the interactive activities, we encourage you to login ahead of time. If you need assistance logging in or creating an account, contact us at support@mcnc.org. 

Please join us. We look forward to your feedback.  

NCET Board Meeting 5/6/2011

posted Mar 25, 2011, 6:35 PM by NCET Admin

The NCET Board will begin planning the 2012 conference on May 6, 2011.  The following are some of the agenda topics for the meeting.

1) 2012 Conference Dates
2) 2011 Evals
3) Budget analysis from 2011 conference
4) Budget planning for 2012 conference
5) Additional Items to Come

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