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Security Tips You Need to Know

Phishing is a growing problem online today. It wasn’t long after Phil Richards joined Ivanti as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) that we as fellow Ivanti employees started receiving email invitations to participate in periodic “Security Awareness Training” modules online. And it’s a good th

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Effective Ransomware Protection: First, Fight Your Fires

In its November 2016 report, “Ransomware Protection Best Practices,” Forrester Research offers clear and compelling advice, beginning in the document’s subtitle. “Harden Your Defenses Now For This Growing Threat.” The report goes on to offer three “key takeaways,” two of which are presented here wit

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April Patch Tuesday 2017

April Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft is only about a third of the size of the March release. There are a total of 46 unique vulnerabilities (CVEs) being resolved, three of which have been publicly disclosed (CVE-2017-0210, CVE-2017-0199, CVE-2017-0203) and two of those have been exploited in t

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April 2017 Patch Tuesday Forecast

March saw a sizable release from Microsoft after a missed Patch Tuesday. Any way about it, April will be a lighter month than March. Windows 10 1703 has officially released to MSDN. Windows 10 1507 reaches end of service in May, so for those on the original release branch, now is the time. Start up

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Security Awareness: Time to Rethink Your Security

Summer is one of my favorite seasons of the year: backyard barbecues, sunshine for days, the TV listening to my conversations. Wait, what? You heard correctly. On March 7, 2017, what is arguably the largest code release of zero-day attacks, malware, vulnerabilities, and processes—used by the CIA to

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Ransomware-As-A-Service Explained by VP of Product Management, Jon Rolls

Basically all these ransomware variants can be blocked with one simple technique: whitelisting. The trick is to minimize the admin overhead of setting up a whitelist, and that is where we have unique and compelling solutions.  This RaaS trend also shows the weakness of traditional (signature-based)

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March Patch Tuesday 2017

If you miss a Patch Tuesday things begin to accumulate.  March’s lineup makes this very apparent.  Microsoft just released two months’ worth of updates that include 18 total bulletins (Yes, I said bulletins, we will get to that), 9 Critical \ 9 Important, a total of 136 unique CVEs, 3 Zero Days, and

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