Security

Should I deploy monitoring software on your servers?

How do you monitor what goes on within your infrastructure? Do you gather logs, use SNMP, query WMI, or do you deploy agents that report in?

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September 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In the September 2017 edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday there are 84 separate CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) being addressed.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2017

This August we have somewhat fewer than usual patches to deal with from some of our vendors, while the rest are running around the average number.

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The 10 worst ransomware attacks that ever happened

If there’s one word that can strike fear equally in the hearts of end users, security pros, and CIOs, it’s ransomware. From the first to the most recent, these are the ten attacks to remember.

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August 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Good news! The load for August’s Patch Tuesday is (again, relatively) light, with fixes for Windows, both the Edge and IE web browsers, SharePoint and SQL Server.

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Sysadmins, finish the phrase – Jack of all trades, master of?

We in IT all know that the Jack of All Trades is the master journeyman of technology, capable of administering servers, debugging programs, assembling hardware, and optimizing SQL queries-all before lunch.

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Addressing an age-old security threat: Laziness

Security is a battle waged on multiple fronts. While we’re focusing on keeping the criminals outside of the network castle, we must also guard from the dangers posed by the enemy within

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When your inbox has a surprise and it’s called ransomware

When your inbox has a surprise and it’s called malware, there are several steps you can take to help protect yourself, and minimize the potential damage. Here’s what you need to know.

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July 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

This month, we have the monthly CUs for the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers, the monthly roll-ups for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2, and Windows 10.

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Importance of patch management in preventing ransomware attacks

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that in recent years ransomware has become one of the biggest threats to computer systems and networks, from individuals to enterprises.

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