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The top cyber stories of December 2018

The top cyber stories of December 2018 Marriott data breach The Marriott hotel group revealed that the systems of its “Starwood” division had been compromised and could have leaked detailed data on as many as half a billion customers. The Starwood group includes such major hotel brands as Sheraton, Westin and W hotels, among many […]

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December 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Central December 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   ‘Tis the season – for decking the halls, ringing the sleigh bells, playing reindeer games, and all the other traditions that come with the month of December in many parts of the world. While others are busy shopping ‘til they drop and wrapping packages to put […]

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Security round up

Security round up With so much cyber security news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Security round-up of the three top cyber security stories. Federal bug bounty programmes seem to pay off The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United […]

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The best patch management strategy for 2019

Patch management causes headaches. Just ask any IT manager or sysadmin! How do you keep all your systems patched against the never ending onslaught of security vulnerabilities?

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November 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday 

November 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday  As we head into November, many of us in the U.S. are getting our first taste this year of colder weather. Even here in Texas, temperatures dropped slightly below freezing last night. But cold or hot, rain or shine (or snow), the security update show must go on.   […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup  – October 2018

Third Party Patch Roundup  – October 2018 This is the time of year when we begin the parade of holidays that will take us through to the New Year. As I write this, Halloween is upon us here in the U.S., and the front yards in my suburban neighborhood are decorated with ghosts and goblins […]

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Regulatory Compliance Requirements for Business Situations

Compliance is everybody’s business SMBs must be just as concerned with compliance as enterprises Regulatory compliance is a big focus for big businesses today. Privacy concerns are driving government regulation, and some industries are proactively adopting their own privately enforced rules in an effort to head off further government interference. Enterprises are in the spotlight […]

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 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users

 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users In late September Facebook revealed details of a security breach they had apparently first spotted close to two weeks earlier. The problem was rooted in a feature (View as) allowing users to view their Facebook pages the way others would see them, which inadvertently allowed attackers to […]

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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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