Third party patch roundup – March 2017

In March, some vendors unleashed a tempest of patches that might have made some network admins want to run and take shelter.

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Shared responsibility model: The complicated relationship between customer and provider in cloud security

Moving IT assets to the cloud offers many benefits to organizations. It can save costs, it can increase convenience for users, and it shifts some (but not all) of the burden of administration and security.

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March 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Given that Microsoft skipped releasing updates in February, this month is a killer. We have a whopping 18 patches to address, nine of them are rated critical.

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Defensive tactics and rules of engagement for cybersecurity pros

The ways of thinking that keep you physically safe on the mean streets can help you to keep your network safe in cyberspace.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – February 2017

When it comes to software patches, we always hope for a light load in February since our to-do list is cramped into a smaller space to begin with.

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February’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday delayed due to “last minute issue”

The second Tuesday of February 2017 is here but the patches aren’t and Microsoft is saying this is due to a “last minute issue.”

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The evolution of extortionware

We’ve all heard about ransomware that makes data inaccessible until you pay for the encryption key. Now we’re seeing a variant on that theme that some call doxware, or extortionware.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – January 2017

It’s a brand new year and this January has been an interesting one. Let’s take a look at some of the updates they’ve issued in this first month of 2017.

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January 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

It’s a brand new year, and this time always brings with it a brand new way of looking at Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates.

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Third party patch roundup – December 2016

December is a busy time for most of us and in the IT world, the network communications must go on, and keeping them secure remains as important as ever.

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