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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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State of the Union on Security: The Framework of CIS Critical Security Controls, Pt. 3 of 3

This last in a series of three posts recaps the final portion of the presentation that Chris Goettl, Ivanti’s director of Product Management for security solutions, presented at the recent IT Leadership Summit virtual event that’s available on demand. Part 1 in this series, State of the Union on Se

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State of the Union on Security: SamSam Attacks and the Need to Prioritize Risks, Pt. 2 of 3

This Part 2 blog post in a series of three posts recaps roughly the second third of the presentation that Chris Goettl, Ivanti’s director of Product Management for security solutions, presented at the recent IT Leadership Summit virtual event that’s available on demand. That presentation covered a n

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September Patch Tuesday 2018

This month has a light third party line-up with a couple of non-Microsoft updates for Adobe Flash and Google Chrome with a moderate Microsoft line-up. Microsoft released fixes for 61 unique CVEs this month including the fix for the ALPC Elevation of Privilege vulnerability (CVE-2018-8440) that was d

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Viva VMworld 2018! And for My Next Magic Trick…

It is time once again to venture down to Las Vegas. Maybe it will be to see Elvis and all your favorite superheroes ready to pose for pictures in front of the Bellagio. Or to catch a Cirque show or Michael Jackson One. Or maybe to chase lady luck down at the tables and slot machines. For myself, I

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July Patch Tuesday 2018

Microsoft has released 14 updates today, resolving 55 distinct vulnerabilities including three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. Microsoft also updated ADV180002 and ADV180012 regarding Meltdown and Spectre variants. ADV180002 looks like it just received some housekeeping so for variants 1 (CVE-20

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June Patch Tuesday 2018

Most of the excitement may already have passed with Adobe’s Flash Player release on June 7th. The discovery of a Zero Day vulnerability (CVE-2018-5002) being exploited in the wild resulted in a Flash Player update (APSB18-19) which included the fix for the exploited vulnerability and three others.

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May Patch Tuesday 2018

Microsoft has released their Patch Tuesday update and it includes quite the lineup this month. 66 unique CVEs are being resolved this month. This includes two zero-day vulnerabilities and two public disclosures. The updates this month affect Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, .Net F

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