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March Patch Tuesday 2019

As March Patch Tuesday landed I happened to be in a room full of IT Admins talking about best practices for patch management. One of those best practices happened to be around ensuring you have good sources of data. While it looks like this month will not be an issue, in past months we have seen vul

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Top Reasons I'm Excited for RSA 2019

I have been going to security shows like RSA for a decade! I know. I am turning 40 this year, and more and more of these little realizations of my age are becoming apparent. But setting aside my midlife crisis for a moment… Prepping for an event like RSA takes a lot of time and effort. Getting th

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February Patch Tuesday 2019

Microsoft has released updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, IE, Edge, .Net Framework, Exchange Server, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Asure IoT SDK, Dynamics, and Flash Player, resolving a total of 74 unique CVEs this month including arguably three public disclosures and one actively explo

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More Security Threats, Increased Regulation in 2019

Breaches have remained prevalent in 2018 and the trend is expected to continue. Several high-profile breaches pushed a world already drifting toward more strict privacy regulations like GDPR to take more action like the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. It’s safe to say that in 2019 we will c

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January Patch Tuesday 2019

January Patch Tuesday looks like a mild one. Microsoft has released updates for the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Sharepoint, .Net Framework and Exchange. Microsoft resolved a total of 47 unique vulnerabilities and most are only rated as Important. Only seven of the CVEs

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The 12 Beers of Christmas: 2018 Edition

2018 is nearly over and it is time once again, to look to family and friends and celebrate. To put everyone in the right mindset I present to you Ivanti’s 12 Beers of Christmas 2018 edition. Ok, so there is more than 12 recommendations here, but that just means there is that much more to enjoy and c

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December Patch Tuesday 2018

If you saw the Patch Tuesday forecast for December, the reality turned out to be fairly close to what I predicted. There are only a few surprises and additional concerns to note. December Patch Tuesday Summary: Microsoft released a total of 17 updates resolving 39 unique vulnerabilities. They re

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November Patch Tuesday 2018

I can’t believe it is November already. My wife is a Christmas fanatic, which likely has a little to do with being born on December 24th. Well she already found a radio station that switched to Christmas music. I have not been out to any stores in the past two weeks, but I am just as certain that Ch

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