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Hottest cybersecurity stories that shook the world in January

With so much cybersecruity 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 cybersecurity stories of January 2018.

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Security and compliance: Related but different

In the IT world, security and compliance are frequently mentioned in the same breath. While the two seem to be joined at the hip in this regulation-heavy era, it’s important to understand that the concepts are not synonymous.

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Follow-up: Spectre and Meltdown, one month later

In the first week of this new year, I – along with almost every member of the technology writing community – wrote about two major processor security flaws called Meltdown and Spectre, which affect a huge proportion of the computers and devices that are in use today all over the world. Between the two, everyone […]

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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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Don’t let cyberloafing crush productivity

Cyberloafing can present significant costs to your business, but with the right solutions in place, you can ensure your business remains productive and your coworkers remain happy.

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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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Efficiency and cost savings for a 21st-century digital publisher

Since 2012 the world’s most famous educational publisher Encyclopædia Britannica has been entirely digital, producing a range of learning products for all levels of ability.

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