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November 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

By Debra Littlejohn Shinder Microsoft's updates on this Patch Tuesday address a number of critical and important vulnerabilities in Windows client and server operating systems and OS components, the web browsers, and Office applications. Source:: GFI TalkTechToMe-All … [Read more...]

Investing in infrastructure for backup — Does it make sense?

By Ranjit Nair As a growing share of organizations trust and embrace the cloud, why do we need to incur capital expenditure (capex) and operating expenditure (opex) costs on infrastructure specifically to manage data backup? Requirements for security, availability, resiliency, and management do not justify this old model of IT investment. All of these requirements can now be met far more … [Read more...]

The GDPR Challenge: Protecting a moving (data) target

By Debra Littlejohn Shinder Locating and protecting data at rest is relatively easy, but data doesn't stay still. It moves across the network, from controller to processor to third parties and back. GDPR compliance will require a strategy for dealing with data that's always on the move. Source:: GFI TalkTechToMe-All … [Read more...]

Tenable CEO doesn’t think much of the Equifax, Yahoo cyber breach explanations

By Cayla Baker Amit Yoran's blunt assessment of major data breaches strikes a cord with a Washington Business Journal reporter. https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/11/13/tenable-ceo-doesnt-think-... Source:: Tenable News … [Read more...]

Taking the Anxiety out of Service Account Management

By Chris Widstrom “Service Account Management” is a deceptively simple term for a process that can be full of uncertainty and justifiable fears. Service Accounts can be the Active Directory accounts attached to your Windows Services, Scheduled Tasks, Application Pools, and more mission critical services that keep your organization operating and in business. The mere thought of having to rotate … [Read more...]

Hiding Behind the APT Helplessness Defense…Really?

By Amit Yoran Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith's Congressional Testimony was a real WTF moment for many of us who work in the cyber field. Last week, former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer testified about Yahoo's 2013 and 2014 data breaches, leaving us with intentionally vague, if not misleading statements. Mayer asserted that in both of the breaches, “Russian Intelligence Officers and state-sponsored … [Read more...]

Turbo.net Containers in Parallels RAS

Parallels Remote Application Server is a comprehensive virtual application and desktop delivery solution that allows your employees to access and use applications and data from any device. By integrating Turbo.net technology, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) allows IT administrators to package applications and their dependencies into an isolated virtual environments. Containerized … [Read more...]

The Flexibility Paradox

Just when you thought it was safe to relax …  How 24/7 work expectations are eating away at employees At Ryan LLC, a Dallas-based tax preparation company, employees were expected to put in 50-hour workweeks as well as frequent weekend time. And they couldn’t schedule work for when it was convenient for them: If an employee put in 16 hours on a Thursday and six on Friday, for example, he still … [Read more...]

How to brand the vCenter SSO login page

By Jason Fenech Learn how to customize the vCenter SSO sign-on page with your company's logo and tagline or other custom text in this simple visual walkthrough. Read the post here: How to brand the vCenter SSO login page Source:: Altaro VMware Blog … [Read more...]

How to install vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 from Linux

By Jason Fenech Learn how to use a Linux workstation to install vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 using both the graphical and command line installers. Read the post here: How to install vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 from Linux Source:: Altaro VMware Blog … [Read more...]