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Patch Central: Third-Party Patch Roundup – May 2021

May was a big patching month for third-party vendors, especially Apple, which released 13 security updates across its product line.

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May 2021 Patch Tuesday Roundup

May’s Patch Tuesday was a relatively light month for Microsoft fixes, but some issues present significant threats to Windows client and server systems.

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SolarWinds aftermath, new data protection law: GFI’s top cybersecurity stories of the month

The cybersecurity community is still coming to terms with the far-reaching impact of the SolarWinds attack.

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Secure by default: Take these steps to reduce your attack surface

No one can predict what the next cyberthreat will be, but organizations with a secure by default policy have a better chance of defending themselves.

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April 2021 Patch Tuesday Roundup

This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses 108 vulnerabilities, 19 of which are rated critical and five of which are considered zero-day issues.

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March 2021 Patch Tuesday Roundup

This month wasn’t a good one for IT admins – especially those running Microsoft Exchange servers. A Chinese hacker organization going by the moniker “Hafnium” was discovered to be exploiting security vulnerabilities in Exchange 2013, 2016, and 2019. This allowed them to access the email of the many thousands of businesses and government agencies using […]

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Microsoft Exchange breach underscores need for SMB multi-layered security

The recent hack of Microsoft Exchange was a wake-up call for many small and medium businesses (SMBs) about their network vulnerability. As reported by TechGenix, Microsoft hasn’t said how many corporate and government Exchange customers have been exploited, but security expert Brian Krebs said the number is “at least 30,000” in the U.S. alone. The Wall Street Journal, […]

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Survey & customers show big ROI from digital faxing

Faxing is a fixture of many industries—healthcare, legal, financial, government, manufacturing. It is a technology that persists…because it does the job required. Fax satisfies requirements for security, regulatory compliance, legal need, or simply as a lowest common denominator for communications interoperability. In healthcare for example, not every electronic health record (EHR) system plays well with others. […]

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February 2021 Patch Tuesday Roundup

After a many-months hiatus, we’re back with the monthly summary of security updates released by Microsoft for its array of consumer and enterprise products. The world has changed since my last post on this topic almost a year ago, but if anything, computers and the Internet have become even more important parts of our lives. […]

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If you’ve had a security breach…10 steps you need to take

Companies think about improving their security technology after an attack or worse, a security breach. Small and medium businesses are not immune—two-thirds of SMBs have faced cyber-attack. Better to put up a stronger defense now with solutions like Unlimited|Network Security. However, if you do find yourself compromised, you can work towards repairing your reputation. This […]

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