Patch Tuesday: October Update Includes Sleeper Vulnerability

Patch Tuesday: October Update Includes Sleeper Vulnerability Microsoft released 59 updates for its monthly Patch Tuesday Update. Beware of a sleeper vulnerability and a patch that is being weaponized. Microsoft’s October 2019 Patch Tuesday Fixes 59 Vulnerabilities Microsoft has released 59 updates for its monthly Patch Tuesday Update, much less than September’s release of 80 updates. However,…

The U.S. Government’s Patch Management Problem

The U.S. Government’s Patch Management Problem Businesses are not the only ones experiencing the constant threat of data breaches. The U.S. government has its own fair share of patch management problems. The Ponemon Institute’s 2018 study of enterprise security and vulnerability found that 57 percent of the organizations queried claimed a data breach had occurred…

Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Updates

Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Updates Microsoft’s out-of-band security updates address two vulnerabilities, including a zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer (IE) scripting engine. Microsoft Urges Users to Install Emergency Patches Microsoft released an emergency set of cumulative updates for Windows 10 devices running the May 2019 update (Windows 10 version 1903) and earlier. The out-of-band…

Patch Tuesday: Massive September Updates

Patch Tuesday: Massive September Updates Patch Tuesday is officially here. Microsoft has published 80 security fixes, but which patches should you prioritize this month? September Patch Tuesday Release Microsoft have released 80 patches today covering IE, Edge, ChakraCore, Windows and Office. There are 17 rated Critical and 62 Important with only 1 rated Moderate. Urgent: Public and Exploited There are a total of…

Syxsense Secure Adds Cyber Threat Alerting and Quarantine

Syxsense Secure Adds Cyber Threat Alerting and Quarantine New features in Syxsense Secure allow IT departments to detect active threats within seconds and neutralize them. ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (September 10, 2019) – Verismic, a global leader in cloud-based IT management and security technology, has released a new Syxsense Secure version featuring real-time threat alerting and device quarantine…

CVE and CVSS: Explained

CVE and CVSS: Explained CVE and CVSS are some of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of patching today. Explore the differences and see how they can affect your patching strategy. Although many IT managers are familiar with these terms, CVE and CVSS are some of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of patching today. These two…

Microsoft Warns that End-of-Life is Near for 1703

Microsoft Warns that End-of-Life is Near for 1703 Microsoft is reminding enterprise admins that Windows 10, version 1703 of Enterprise and Education editions, is reaching end-of-life on October 9, 2019. Say Farewell to Patches for 1703 in October Microsoft is reminding enterprise admins that Windows 10, version 1703 of Enterprise and Education editions, is reaching…

August Third-Party Patches and Security Updates

August Third-Party Patches & Security Updates Explore the latest third-party and security updates and find out which patches should be prioritized this month to protect your environment. Which third-party patches should you prioritize? VideoLAN has released an update this week to resolve two high-risk vulnerabilities in the VLC media player application. The discovered vulnerabilities allow…

Massive Ransomware Attack Strikes 23 Texas Towns

Massive Ransomware Attack Strikes 23 Texas Towns The state of Texas has been hit with a rare coordinated ransomware attack that disrupted systems of 23 different local governments. Use Patch Management to Prevent Ransomware Attacks 23 cities in Texas were hit with a coordinated ransomware attack this weekend. A research firm which studies ransomware, has…

20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw and Critical Vulnerabilities Revealed

20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw and Critical Vulnerabilities Revealed Microsoft is warning all Windows users to update their operating systems immediately because of multiple wormable vulnerabilities, as well as a 20-year-old bug in the older operating systems. Unlike BlueKeep, which affected only the older and unsupported Windows operating systems, the bugs recently disclosed in Microsoft’s August 2019…