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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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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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