4 Uses for Forensics in IT Systems Management

4 Uses for Forensics in IT Systems Management Forensics and systems management don’t seem to go hand in hand. However, IT managers should have the power of history at their fingertips. Whether it’s tracking assets or identifying unauthorized software, knowing what’s there and what’s changed will ensure the security and stability of your network. Find…

Who Are the Worst Vendors of 2019?

Who Are the Worst Vendors of 2019? From the highest number of software updates to highest number of critical vulnerabilities, find out which vendors are the worst offenders. 2019 has brought serious threats causing massive disruption and data theft. Which vendor has released the most software updates and fixes in 2019, and of these, which…

Flaw in Dell’s SupportAssist: The Help that Hurts

Flaw in Dell’s SupportAssist: The Help that Hurts Most Dell computers are affected by a flaw in SupportAssist that is giving hackers admin privileges to devices. Many new Dell computers running Windows will come pre-installed with SupportAssist, which according to Dell’s website “provides automated, proactive and predictive technology that reduces troubleshooting steps and speed up…

DHS: Patch Within 15 Days – Or Else

DHS: Patch Within 15 Days—Or Else DHS orders agencies to patch within 15 days for “critical” flaws and 30 days for “high” severity flaws. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a new directive to government agencies, ordering them to quickly patch critical security vulnerabilities found on their networks within 15 calendar days. A new…

Sophos and Windows 7 Updates Incompatible

Sophos and Windows 7 Updates Incompatible Reports indicate Sophos Endpoint Antivirus is incompatible with the latest updates for Windows 7, causing a total crash on the log on screen or BSOD. Sophos Endpoint Antivirus is a hybrid antivirus solution that provides businesses protection against malware, viruses and offers a remote management tool. Regrettably, there are…

Thank You For Not Patching

Thank You For Not Patching New studies show how patching continues to impact most organizations with real consequences. Nearly 60% of organizations that suffered a data breach in the past two years cite as the culprit a known vulnerability for which they had not yet patched. Half of organizations in a new Ponemon Institute study…