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Device Control – An Often-Overlooked Technology

When it comes to IT security, Ivanti strongly supports the defense-in-depth strategy by providing products that underpin the Center for Internet Security (CIS) basic controls. The first and second CIS basic controls are 1) Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets, and 2) Inventory and Control of Sof

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October Patch Tuesday 2018

Microsoft has given us a ‘Fall Break’ this October with a very light set of updates. We have one zero-day vulnerability and one publicly disclosed vulnerability and NO security updates for Adobe Flash this month... a break indeed! The zero-day vulnerability is CVE-2018-8453. This vulnerability exis

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Want to Increase Your Security? Start Thinking Like a Hacker

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to updating your software? Not sure where to start and what to do first? Or maybe you’re not sure if the malware protection and other tools and processes you’ve used in the past are still providing the proper security? If so, it may be time to look at your

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Shore Up Your Security: Visit Ivanti at Microsoft Ignite

Do you ever have those days when you just dread going in to work? You know it’s coming and you avoid it like the plague. It happens at the same time each quarter and is just a struggle to deal with – tedious, time-consuming . . . sigh.  Yes, of course I’m talking about dealing with the latest vulne

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August Patch Tuesday 2018

The updates continued to flow today despite this being the time for summer vacations.  Microsoft has released 17 updates today resolving 60 distinct vulnerabilities, and Adobe released security updates for several of their products.  After two Patch Tuesdays with no zero-day vulnerabilities reported

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Patching in Review – Week 25

Happy summer solstice, everyone! Thursday, June 21, marked the longest day of the year, and while the remaining days of the year will slowly lead us into an arctic wasteland in Minnesota, the patches keep flowing. We always have a slide ‘Between the Patch Tuesdays’ on our Patch Tuesday webinar, so w

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October Patch Tuesday 2017

Halloween might be just around the corner, but this Patch Tuesday wasn’t scary and we didn’t see Microsoft play any tricks. In fact, we were given a special treat! Microsoft resolved a total of 62 unique vulnerabilities, down nearly 20% from the 76 unique vulnerabilities resolved last month. There w

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Patch Tuesday Forecast for October 2017

Hurricanes hammered the United States last month and cyberattacks continue to rain down throughout the world.  The EternalBlue v1SMB vulnerability continues to be a focus of attacks.  Recent announcements include the introduction of a banking system Trojan in Europe and Japan, and a complex hotel re

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