By: - Director, Product Management


March Patch Tuesday: Time to Update IE Again

March 6th, 2014

Microsoft is set to release 5 updates during next week’s March Patch Tuesday and two are critical. Not surprisingly, the first on the list is another cumulative update to all versions of Internet Explorer. Thankfully, this will update the IE Zero Day we saw last month that Microsoft addressed with the release of security advisory […]

By: - Forensics and Security Expert


IT Gets a Summer Vacation with Light Patch Load for June

June 11th, 2013


It’s a record month for Microsoft this month. With just five bulletins, June marks the lowest number of bulletins we’ve seen from Microsoft to date this year, making it a light month for IT admins. It’s also the halfway point for the year, which is always a good time to look back at last year […]

By: - Windows Security Subject Matter Expert


Everything Matters

August 2nd, 2012

You just can’t cut corners today. In fact you need to be very careful about even “optimizing” your security efforts because it’s so easy to misjudge what needs to be secured and what doesn’t; what deserves your attention and what doesn’t. In fact, in a recent discussion with a colleague, we concluded that basically, “today, […]

By: - Former Chairman and CEO, Lumension


A Look at June’s State of Cyber Security

July 2nd, 2012


May was an action-packed month and I’m happy to report that with the onset of summer, the truly severe threats seem to have subsided (for now). That’s not to say this month was without incident – that’s impossible in our industry. Download the podcast. So listen in and as always, I’d love to hear your […]

By: - Forensics and Security Expert


Light Patch Tuesday as New Antivirus Issue Arises

May 11th, 2010

Microsoft has released two security bulletins this month, MS10-030 and MS10-031 to address two vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, both rated Critical. As both bulletins are rated as critical, they will both demand a high priority in their deployment across the enterprise. Details: MS10-030 resolving one vulnerability affecting Outlook Express, Windows Mail and […]

By: - Forensics and Security Expert


March Patch Tuesday Overshadowed by New IE Zero-Day Vulnerability

March 9th, 2010

Today’s Patch Tuesday release is being overshadowed by a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that can allow remote code execution. The exploit reportedly is currently being used in targeted attacks in the wild. It was reported today in an advisory by Microsoft – the same day they released the monthly patches for March 2010. […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

How to Deal with Microsoft BSOD: TDSS Malware

February 24th, 2010

So, a couple of weeks ago we were all very concerned about the MS10-015 patch included in the February security update from Microsoft which seemed to cause the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on some machines. As we “went to press” with our blog post, the news was just breaking that the underlying cause […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

17-Year-Old Vulnerability Fights to Stay Alive!

February 12th, 2010

So, another Patch Tuesday has passed – and it was a big one. But the news late Thursday 02/11 was a bit less nice: it seems that one of the patches included causes that dreaded BSOD on certain Windows XP boxes. Microsoft is aware of the problem, which involves the MS10-015 bulletin (aka the 17-year-old […]

By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Windows Server 2008 R2: Improves Security, but only if Adopted

November 30th, 2009

So, last week I wrote something about Windows 7 adoption – hope you found it interesting and useful. Today, I want to focus on its sister release, Windows Server 7 Server 2008 R2 (which I’m call WS2K8 R2). WS2K8 R2 is the latest version of Server 2008, which was originally released in early 2008. As […]

By: - Forensics and Security Expert


October 2009-Patch Tuesday Security Briefing

October 14th, 2009


Video Blog discussing Patch Tuesday October 2009.

By: - Forensics and Security Expert


IT Pros Face a “Scary” Patch Tuesday with Zero Day Exploits

October 9th, 2009

This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday update has reached an all time high with 13 bulletins, which surpasses the previous high of 12 released in October 2008. IT pros won’t only have to deal with the large amount of patches, but the update also includes fixes for 34 security issues with zero-day issues continuing to be […]

By: - Forensics and Security Expert


Sex Still Sells: Malware on the Internet

July 20th, 2009

A new video is reportedly making the rounds on the Internet – supposedly a keyhole camera was used to tape an unsuspecting ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews undressing in a hotel room. While lawyers for Erin Andrews work to have sites posting the video immediately remove it, the bad guys are yet again taking advantage of […]

By: - Sr. Director Solutions and Strategy


iPhone 3.0 is Here! Upgrade ASAP for Security Sakes!

June 17th, 2009

The iPhone community has been impatiently waiting for the release of iPhone 3.0 software since Apple’s WWDC event in early June.  Now that it is here, they should upgrade ASAP!  Along with the upgrade comes an Apple security announcement that there are 38 separate vulnerabilities in the previous versions of iPhone OS for iPhones and […]

By: - Sr. Director Solutions and Strategy


Safari Vulnerabilities Overshadowed by Apple’s iPhone Launch

June 9th, 2009

With all eyes turned to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in anticipation of the iPhone 3G S announcement, many will miss the release of Safari 4 for Mac OS and Windows.  The headlines for Safari 4 include: “Browsing made beautiful. And smart.” “See the Web in a Whole New Way!” and “The World’s Fastest Browser” (a […]

By: - Sr. Director Solutions and Strategy


Give Mom a Unique Gift, a More Secure Browser!

May 8th, 2009

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day. Traditionally a day of flowers, candy, cards and long-distance calls. I suspect there will be many Moms getting the gift of Skype plus a webcam, but why not sprinkle in a little online security? This Sunday, take the time to make sure Mom is running a modern […]

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