Third Party Patch Roundup – January 2018

As long as you’re running operating systems and applications, whether on local devices that access the cloud or on virtual servers that “live” in a cloud datacenter somewhere, you must keep that software up to date and ensure that vulnerabilities are patched as quickly as possible.

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Locating, identifying, and managing personal data for GDPR compliance

Organizations are realizing that managing data for GDPR may not be as easy as it would seem at first glance. The key is to have a good data identification and classification system and to use available tools to help you implement it.

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January 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Here’s hoping it’s been a happy new year thus far, for all my friends and readers in the IT world. January got off to a rough start, security-wise, with two serious vulnerabilities affecting computer/device processors hitting the headlines and causing Microsoft to release a rare out-of-band patch.

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Is your processor facing the spectre of a meltdown?

News has emerged about two separate processor security flaws: Meltdown and Spectre. This is a serious problem because between the two of them, it affects a huge proportion of the computers and devices that are in use today all over the world.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – December 2017

As the ball falls on 2017 and we venture into the unknown territory of 2018, we need to maintain vigilance and never let our guards down. That means doing our best to keep our devices and applications updated.

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December 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

‘Tis the season – for bright lights and Santa and holiday decorations – but whether you’re by the fireplace or by the beach, there’s one thing we all have in common: the necessity of keeping our systems updated to ward off any little malware elves.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – November 2017

Now that November has come to a close we’re headed toward the winter months again. In some parts of the world that means heavy coats, scarves and shoveling snow, but what did November bring in when it comes to third party patches?

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Consequences of non-compliance with GDPR

The GDPR is a complex, multi-part regulation and compliance generally will require the implementation of a set of solutions that work together to meet all of the requirements that apply to your particular organization.

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November 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft’s updates on this Patch Tuesday address a number of critical and important vulnerabilities in Windows client and server operating systems and OS components, the web browsers, and Office applications.

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The GDPR Challenge: Protecting a moving (data) target

Locating and protecting data at rest is relatively easy, but data doesn’t stay still. It moves across the network, from controller to processor to third parties and back. GDPR compliance will require a strategy for dealing with data that’s always on the move.

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