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May Patch Tuesday 2019

Looks like a busy, but pretty typical lineup this month. Microsoft has released a total of 16 updates resolving 79 unique vulnerabilities for May. There is one zero-day vulnerability that has also been disclosed publicly, which affects all versions of Windows. There is also a public disclosure for S…

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April Patch Tuesday 2019

Ever wonder why there are so many updates in April? I figure it is fate giving me an overwhelming number of updates so I can abuse the old adage about April showers bringing May flowers, but what do April patches bring us in May? Hmm… it will come to me. While I noodle over that, let’s dig into the…

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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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