By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

October 18th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Huge Month for Patches —   and Much More Time to Patch It Up   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Critical Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat Released – You Can Breathe Again

September 18th, 2014

You can stop holding your breath now, the wait is over. Adobe has released security updates for Acrobat and its PDF Reader software fixing critical vulnerabilities in its Windows and Mac software. Last week, on Patch Tuesday, Adobe explained that although it was releasing security patches for Flash Player and AIR, it was delaying its […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Busy Patch Tuesday for May Including More for IE

May 8th, 2014

Microsoft is set to release more bulletins next week than we’ve seen in in the last few Patch Tuesdays, and the impact looks to be significant. The May patch load will include 8 bulletins, 2 of which are rated critical. The busy month comes just one-week after the out-of-band patch for IE, MS14-021, released by […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Got Adobe Reader on your Android device? You Had Best Update it ASAP

April 16th, 2014

A critical security vulnerability has been found in Adobe Reader Mobile, the version of the popular PDF Reader developed for the Android operating system, which could lead to remote hackers compromising documents stored on your Android device and its SD memory card. If you were feeling smug that you had managed to avoid the Heartbleed […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Isn’t It Time Oracle Gave Us Monthly Security Updates for Java?

March 24th, 2014

In some ways, it could be argued that Java is an incredible success. I’m serious. Stop laughing at the back. You see, according to Oracle, Java’s developer, the product is used on over 3 billion different devices worldwide. That *is* impressive. But, for those of us concerned with securing systems and keeping computer data safe, […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

February Patch Tuesday to Include 5 Bulletins; Adobe Rushes Flash Fix

February 6th, 2014

Microsoft will release 5 bulletins next week for February Patch Tuesday; 2 are rated critical and 3 are important. These bulletins address vulnerabilities in Windows Security Software, and the .NET framework. For the first time in a long time, there won’t be a patch for Internet Explorer. Although Microsoft has said they target IE cumulative […]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

October Patch Tuesday Includes IE Patch and 7 Others

October 8th, 2013

video

Microsoft released 8 patches this October Patch Tuesday – 4 are critical and 4 important. Two pieces of good news this month – the IE vulnerability Microsoft released a fix-it for last month will be included in this month’s crop of patches and the bulk of the October issues do not impact the current code […]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Nothing Pretty About Fireworks Delivered From Microsoft This Patch Tuesday

July 9th, 2013

IT admins may have taken the Fourth off to enjoy some fireworks, but they’ll be very busy this week patching their systems. It’s not a pretty Patch Tuesday this month with 7 bulletins, 6 of which are critical. That brings our total of critical bulletins for the year to 22, which is fairly high, considering […]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Ten Bulletins This May Patch Tuesday; But Don’t Get Excited

May 14th, 2013

video

While 10 patches covering 33 vulnerabilities may seem like a high number, it isn’t all bad news for IT professionals this May Patch Tuesday. Only two of the 10 patches released today are critical and both impact Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. The two critical-rated patches address the IE 8 zero-day that made news after attacking a […]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Patch Tuesday Not Too Taxing For IT This Month, Despite Heavy Patch Count

April 9th, 2013

video

It’s another heavy month of patches this month from Microsoft. There are 9 bulletins, with 2 critical and 7 important. While 9 may seem like a lot, there are a few pieces of good news this month. First, there are only 2 critical bulletins and most of the patches are rated important. Second, most of […]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

No Luck o’ the Irish for IT this St. Patty’s Day

March 12th, 2013

video

IT admins can’t seem to catch a break this year. First, the never ending stream of Java issues that has kept folks on their toes since January. Now they’ve got another busy month of patches ahead of them, with 7 total patches from Microsoft, 4 of which are critical. However, once again the issues outside of Microsoft […]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Microsoft Serves Up a Turkey for Thanksgiving this Patch Tuesday

November 13th, 2012

IT administrators may find they don’t have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with a disruptive Patch Tuesday headed their way. With 6 Microsoft bulletins, 4 of which are critical and some restarts required, along with a host of other issues, IT can expect a disruptive Patch Tuesday this month. Right off the top, […]


By: - Former Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

Sensational Headlines or Real Threats?

October 23rd, 2012

video

Yesterday, I was joined by a great group of IT security industry pros for a discussion on the recent, highly-sophisticated cyber attacks that continue to make headlines by hitting major U.S. banks and global companies like Saudi Aramco, Adobe and others. Dialing up the rhetoric on these spectacular headlines, the Pentagon jumped in last week […]


By: - Windows Security Subject Matter Expert

@randyfsmith

Growing Threat From Vendors’ Friendly Fire

October 15th, 2012

After we learned that Flame exploited Microsoft’s Auto Update infrastructure, I pointed out that if attackers were able to compromise Microsoft, a leader in patch management, it couldn’t be long before bad guys exploited the update infrastructures of other vendors who are far behind Microsoft – like Adobe…  And that’s exactly what happened a couple […]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Another Light Patch Tuesday from Microsoft this October

October 9th, 2012

video

The light September Patch Tuesday led many to say October would be a horrific Patch Tuesday for IT admins. With seven bulletins and only one critical, those naysayers may want to consider retracting those statements. Microsoft is finally starting to see the fruit of its secure coding initiatives. If you go back to last year […]



IT Secured. Success Optimized.™

Contact Lumension | Privacy Policy

Connect & Follow Us

blog.lumension.com