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Equifax Hack – What To Do Now

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Three Steps To Protect Yourself and Your Company

Earlier this month we learned that criminals gained access to certain files in Equifax’s system from mid-May to July by exploiting a weak point in website software.

The big lesson here: Prepare yourself; this will happen again. You should already assume you are affected by the Equifax hack, just to be safe. Here are three steps you should take to protect yourself.

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It is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to protect online data. To prevent a catastrophe, it’s important to implement rigorous patch management methods.

Updates should be tested and deployed in a safe, but rapid fashion. Reports and audit logs should also be provided to track the status of any tasks or view any systems that have been improperly accessed.

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Syxsense is the solution for managing your IT environment. Our content is thoroughly tested, so you can rely on a smooth deployment. Our reports and audit logs are detailed, so you won’t miss any critical information. With two-factor authentication and 2048-bit encryption, you won’t have to worry about your IT tool being a weak point.

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Breaking Patch News: Zero-Day Flaw

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Patch Now: Microsoft Fixes Zero-Day Flaw

Two major security flaws were addressed in the latest Patch Tuesday update. The first was a zero-day vulnerability that is currently being used in attacks against Russian-speaking users. The second is a response to the new BlueBorne exploit that targets Bluetooth devices.

If you’ve deployed the Patch Tuesday updates for September, you already have these updates. However, if you haven’t already done so, we strongly urge you make this your top priority.

We know Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday bundle can be a real pain and kill your day, but that’s where Syxsense can help. With our maintenance windows and patch queries, you can set automatic tasks to deploy Patch Tuesday Updates every month they are released and schedule them around business hours.

It’s important to avoid a loss of productivity, but it’s also critical to keep your systems free of vulnerabilities by patching. Syxsense allows you to do both. There’s no excuse for not patching your systems and great risk with waiting to deploy updates.

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Equifax Should Have Patched

Another reason to keep up to date on patches; breaches like Equifax. It seems they have tracked down the source of the security breach, a flaw in the Apache Struts Web Framework. This vulnerability was revealed back in March and has an update that fixes it.

It seems this isn’t the end of Equifax’s incompetence, but only the beginning. An unrelated discovery found that Equifax’s Argentinian website had their administrator user/password login to admin/admin. There are not words for how foolish this is.

This is one of the three major agencies charged with tracking our financial lives. It’s important that punishment comes and safeguards are put in place so that something like this never happens again.

To protect and patch your environments, start a trial of Syxsense today.

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