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Detect SolarWinds Orion breach

As mentioned in the previous post about GFI LanGuard as an alternative patch solution to SolarWinds Orion, this follow-up provides details about how GFI LanGuard can be used to locate devices and detect the SolarWinds Orion product versions which were exploited in the breach.   To do this we will first examine a bit about the […]

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Patching alternative to Solarwinds Orion

With the recent directive issued by the US CISA to disconnect or power down SolarWinds Orion, it is important to note that simply powering down does not help in the continued protection of the networks, operating systems, and applications which run on these networks.   GFI would like to extend an invitation to assist anyone affected […]

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January 2020 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

The new year is here, and it traditionally brings with it the opportunity to start over, to clear the slate and do things differently. If you’re an IT pro and you’ve been lax in applying security updates in 2019, this is the perfect time to make a New Year’s resolution to stay on top of […]

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5 things you need to know about email archiving before choosing a solution

According to Statista, in 2018 there were approx. 281 billion emails exchanged, including personal ones and in 2020 the number is expected to increase by 10%. In 2018, there were 128.8 billion business emails sent and received per day, according to Radicati.   Which are the laws that govern email archiving? This volume of email […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – December 2019

December is a magical month, for children and adults alike. It’s the beginning of winter, when – in many places at least (not usually here in north central Texas) blankets of soft white snow cover the landscape and ordinary houses and trees take on a pristine, other-worldly look. It’s the time for holiday celebrations that […]

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2019 Cybersecurity Incidents: What Did We Learn?

Should AULD attack types be forgot and never brought to mind? As I sit writing this article on New Year’s Eve, that’s the song that’s running through my mind. It’s inevitable that my thoughts are centered on what this past year brought us in terms of device, network, and cloud security. That includes both the […]

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The Governance/Compliance Relationship: Strategy and Tactics

We hear a lot about governance in relation to developing regulatory compliance processes and procedures, but do you really know what it is and the role it plays in achieving compliance with governmental and industry mandated IT security and privacy requirements? Governance, management, and compliance: similarities and differences The Cambridge dictionary defines governance as “the […]

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December 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

December is here already and ‘tis the season to be jolly – but not so jolly that we forget to stay vigilant and on guard against the attackers who want to send us the wrong kind of gifts. Unfortunately those who look for software vulnerabilities to exploit rarely take the holiday off, so it’s still […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup  – November 2019

Here in the United States, November brings us falling leaves, cold fronts that drop the temperatures – sometimes precipitously – and Thanksgiving, a day of gratitude, family gathering, and eating lots and lots of turkey (at least in theory). Of course, November also brought its share of data breaches, malware infestations, and newly discovered vulnerabilities. […]

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Is the Internet of Things putting your business at risk?

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t only about cool consumer technologies such as Alexa-controlled light bulbs and Internet-accessible washing machines. Companies have embraced IoT in a big way, using it to gather information from a multiplicity of sources that enable better business decisions and enhance productivity. The IoT makes it possible to offer new services […]

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