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Security Alert: Cisco ASA SNMP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2016-6366)

Hello, Very recently, a new security vulnerability affecting Cisco ASA & Firepower was discovered. Below are the short details: Background: A vulnerability in the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) code of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute...
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Multiple Cisco Security Vulnerabilities (ASA, CUCM, WLC, etc.)

Hello, On April 20th, Cisco released multiple advisories detailing security vulnerabilities that affect a wide range of their products including ASA firewall, Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), WLC and more. The vulnerabilities, if exploited, would allow an attacker to launch a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on the device, possibly resulting in service disruption. The vulnerabilities details and remedies...
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Data Consult Acquires WorldNet

Lebanon, 15 March 2016: Data Consult, a leading Information & Communications Technology (ICT) company with a multi-regional footprint across the Middle East and Africa, has acquired Worldnet, one of the leading Workspace Virtualization and Cloud Solutions provider in the region, Worldnet has joined Data Consult group of companies.   Data Consult has been recently engaged...
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Locky Ransomware

What is a Ransomware? A ransomware is a malicious program that denies the user access to their own files by hiding/scrambling the files and/or encrypting them with strong encryption algorithms. Then, it forces the victim to pay a ransom through online payment – usually bitcoin – in order to regain access to their data. This...
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DROWN Attack (CVE-2016-0800), Turing Award and Leo’s Oscar

Hello, A new security vulnerability (“DROWN“: Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption) affecting OpenSSL was disclosed yesterday which allows an attacker to decrypt secure TLS sessions and steal sensitive data such as passwords and credit cards information. All applications that rely on TLS protocol (like websites and email) are therefore affected. The vulnerability (id:...
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Security Alert: Glibc Buffer Overflow (CVE-2015-7547)

Hello,   Following our previous communication concerning the announcements of OpenSSL vulnerability (CVE-2016-0701) and Cisco’s ASA IKE Buffer Overflow (CVE-2016-1287), a new security vulnerability surfaced which targets systems that use the “GNU Library C (glbic)” (including Cisco, Juniper and many others). “The glibc DNS client side resolver is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when...
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“Customer Intimacy”: The road to a better customer experience

Ten years ago in a casual discussion with one of my French MBA teachers, he started explaining to me a new concept called “customer intimacy” which many service providers are currently implementing to increase customer loyalty and differentiate themselves in the market. As a marketing consultant he was back then helping Orange in implementing this...
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Data Consult crowning achievements with Cisco

Data Consult has been recognized by Cisco Systems for achieving Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence and for winning the “Winner’s Circle Competition” for year 2015. As part of Cisco’s worldwide assessment process, Customer Satisfaction Excellence is the highest distinction a partner can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program. Participating in the Cisco Customer Satisfaction...
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Alfa, first to Adopt Cisco ACI in Levant

Alfa, one of the two leading mobile operators in Lebanon, selected Cisco ACI as its software defined data center (SDDC) technology. With this choice, Alfa joins the ranks of Etisalat, STC and Du as the fourth mobile operator in the region to adopt this new technology. The next generation data center, based on Cisco ACI, will help Alfa improve operational...
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2015 Events Timeline

Technological infrastructures have become a valuable asset in today’s advanced world. It’s part of Data Consult’s culture to partner with leading IT companies in order to provide innovative solutions to help businesses overcome the challenges they face in their respective markets. This year, Data Consult hosted several events in partnership with Cisco, Oracle and NetApp,...
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