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April 2012 Patch Tuesday Addresses Critical Issues in Popular Microsoft Products

Right on schedule, Microsoft has released its monthly batch of security updates. The April update includes six bulletins, four of which Microsoft categorizes as critical. Microsoft rates the remaining two bulletins as important. In total, the six bulletins resolve eleven vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, .Net Framework, Office, SQL Server … Read More

Patch Tuesday Problems – When 30 Days Was In Fact 2

We recently wrote about Microsoft’s March Patch Tuesday. This month, the company’s monthly patch cycle was relatively mild, addressing six issues in total, but only a single critical vulnerability – a flaw that allowed an attacker to execute any code they desired remotely without authentication. According to the security bulletin, … Read More

Changes in Data Protection Privacy Laws May Raise the Stakes on Data Breaches

Technology advances in storage and computing models (e.g. cloud) have made it possible for modern companies to save massive amounts of data about their customers and partners. These increasingly large stores of information can provide insights that improve marketing efforts, help refine product offerings or even enable completely new service/product … Read More

Patch Tuesday Targets Critical Windows Bug

Yesterday it was time for Microsoft’s monthly ritual, Patch Tuesday, when Microsoft released  a regularly scheduled batch of security fixes. This month’s list of fixes is unusually mild –six bulletins that fix six vulnerabilities and Microsoft only classifies one as critical. Although March’s Patch Tuesday is light, the addition of … Read More

Winning the Battle Against Advanced Persistent Threats

Advanced persistent  threats (APTs), non-traditional attacks designed to remain undetected for long periods, have been making headlines for the last couple of years due to high profile attacks against companies like RSA, Google, Sony and even nations. Despite the frequent discussion, there is still some disagreement on the precise definition … Read More

Information is Power

You may have heard the saying, “Information is power.” This is especially true when it comes to securing your network. When your network is breached, the attacker has information about your network that you do not. The attacker is aware of some vulnerability or flaw that allows them to gain … Read More

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