May 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

May  2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday April showers bring May flowers, and April security vulnerabilities bring May patches. This month’s updates from Microsoft are, as usual, detailed in the Security Update Guide, which lists over 2000 line items for the May 14 releases – although, of course, many of these are repetitions of the same […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup  – January 2019

Third Party Patch Roundup  – January 2019 The first month of this new year is ending with an arctic blast in many parts of the United States. Here in Texas, it’s our usual winter: lows in the 30s, highs in the 50s and 60s. Some parts of the country, though, are almost completely shut down […] … [Read more...]

JANUARY 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

JANUARY 2019  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   The holidays are behind us and here we are, already well into a brand new year. They seem to come and go faster and faster, the older I get. One constant, though (at least for the past sixteen years) is that when the second Tuesday of the month […] … [Read more...]

December 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Central December 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   ‘Tis the season – for decking the halls, ringing the sleigh bells, playing reindeer games, and all the other traditions that come with the month of December in many parts of the world. While others are busy shopping ‘til they drop and wrapping packages to put […] … [Read more...]

November 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday 

November 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday  As we head into November, many of us in the U.S. are getting our first taste this year of colder weather. Even here in Texas, temperatures dropped slightly below freezing last night. But cold or hot, rain or shine (or snow), the security update show must go on.   […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup  – October 2018

Third Party Patch Roundup  – October 2018 This is the time of year when we begin the parade of holidays that will take us through to the New Year. As I write this, Halloween is upon us here in the U.S., and the front yards in my suburban neighborhood are decorated with ghosts and goblins […] … [Read more...]

Regulatory Compliance Requirements for Business Situations

Compliance is everybody’s business SMBs must be just as concerned with compliance as enterprises Regulatory compliance is a big focus for big businesses today. Privacy concerns are driving government regulation, and some industries are proactively adopting their own privately enforced rules in an effort to head off further government interference. Enterprises are in the spotlight […] … [Read more...]

October 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday 

October 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday  Each year seems to go by more quickly than the last, and here we are – already into the fourth and last quarter of this year that feels as if it just started. Microsoft updates have already been in the news this month, and not in a good way. […] … [Read more...]

Honeypot Security System Strategy

Sweeten your security strategy with a honeypot security system Implementing honeypots and honeynets as part of your network intrusion prevention/detection process   We’ve all heard the old saying that you can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar.  When the pests we’re dealing with are network attackers and intruders, most of us focus on […] … [Read more...]

Consent is not enough (part 2): GDPR recordkeeping, reporting and notification requirements

Last month, in my article titled Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again, I wrote about how consent can be key to proving that your organization’s collection, storage, and processing of personal data of individuals is lawful under the GDPR.  Then earlier this month, in part one of the “Consent is not enough” series, I discussed […] … [Read more...]