October 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday 

October 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday  Each year seems to go by more quickly than the last, and here we are – already into the fourth and last quarter of this year that feels as if it just started. Microsoft updates have already been in the news this month, and not in a good way. […]

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Honeypot Security System Strategy

Sweeten your security strategy with a honeypot security system Implementing honeypots and honeynets as part of your network intrusion prevention/detection process   We’ve all heard the old saying that you can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar.  When the pests we’re dealing with are network attackers and intruders, most of us focus on […]

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Consent is not enough (part 2): GDPR recordkeeping, reporting and notification requirements

Last month, in my article titled Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again, I wrote about how consent can be key to proving that your organization’s collection, storage, and processing of personal data of individuals is lawful under the GDPR.  Then earlier this month, in part one of the “Consent is not enough” series, I discussed […]

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September 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Although summer isn’t officially over until later this month, it might as well be autumn already where I live. School has started, the swallows that nest in our eaves have left for South America, the weather has grown slightly cooler (and rainier), and the Atlantic is full of hurricanes (which I narrowly avoided by cruising […]

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The Dark Web: Is it a threat to your organization?

As a corporate network admin or security professional, you probably think of yourself as one of the good guys in the cyber world. And that means you probably rarely venture over to the wrong side of the virtual tracks, where the bad guys hang out. Sure, you’re aware of and understand the old adage that […]

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Consent is not enough (part 1): GDPR data security requirements

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has been in full force for almost three months as of this writing, but many companies are still struggling with the challenges of attaining and maintaining compliance with its numerous complex requirements. Last month, in my article titled Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again, I wrote about how consent […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2018

Summer is almost at an end, and the months ahead are sure to be hectic as always as we sail toward the holiday season and the end of yet another year. Because those holidays also serve as a prime time for spammers, scammers, and attackers, it’s important to get ahead of the game and start […]

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August 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Here we go again. It’s August 14, and after last month’s buggy patches – with numerous known issues, particularly regarding .NET, Windows 7 and 8.1 – it’s not surprising that many IT pros are feeling at least a little wary but what might be in store this time. There were enough problems that Woody Leonhard […]

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Data security on premises and off

Keeping content safe no matter where it “lives.” We talk a lot about multi-layered security: perimeter security, network security, cloud security, device security – but what is it that we most need to protect?  The answer usually boils down to: the data.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – July 2018

Here we go again. Yes, it’s already the end of another month and time to round up the patches that have been issued in July by various software vendors.

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