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Patching – 10 Steps to Seal the Holes in Your Armor

You’ve likely heard of the massive ransomware attack that has taken down so many organizations, including hospitals, around the world. The ransomware appears to have exploited a bug for which Microsoft released a fix a little over a month ago. Follow these 10 steps to help protect your organization from this, and from future attacks:

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Alert Your IT Team – Urgent Patch for Network Servers

Many organizations use VMware to host their servers. VMware has released an urgent update they label as

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If Bitcoin Went Away, would Ransomware be Defeated?

It is day four of the massive RSA security conference, and it is incredibly enjoyable to be gathering the latest security information. Was visiting over lunch with a gentleman from London, and he made the comment that Ransomware would no longer exist, were it not for Bitcoin.

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Alert IT to Graphics Component Patches

Security patches are so important to security, but they are difficult to manage and you always stand the risk of a patch interrupting productivity. And there are some new patches your IT team needs to know about…

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Hacking Easier than Protection

The shocking truth: In some ways, it is easier to hack systems than it is to protect them. There are many automated tools that greatly simplify the art of hacking

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Huge Change in Scheduled Patches

IT Pros know to clear their calendars right after the second Tuesday of the month. Dubbed “Patch Tuesday,” that’s when Microsoft releases most patches. Microsoft announced they are abandoning that practice and will release patches ASAP when they are available. What it means for your IT Pros…

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