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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...]

September 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Although summer isn’t officially over until later this month, it might as well be autumn already where I live. School has started, the swallows that nest in our eaves have left for South America, the weather has grown slightly cooler (and rainier), and the Atlantic is full of hurricanes (which I narrowly avoided by cruising […] … [Read more...]

The Dark Web: Is it a threat to your organization?

As a corporate network admin or security professional, you probably think of yourself as one of the good guys in the cyber world. And that means you probably rarely venture over to the wrong side of the virtual tracks, where the bad guys hang out. Sure, you’re aware of and understand the old adage that […] … [Read more...]

Consent is not enough: GDPR data security requirements pt. 1

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has been in full force for almost three months as of this writing, but many companies are still struggling with the challenges of attaining and maintaining compliance with its numerous complex requirements. Last month, in my article titled Think you’re GDPR compliant? Think again, I wrote about how consent […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2018

Summer is almost at an end, and the months ahead are sure to be hectic as always as we sail toward the holiday season and the end of yet another year. Because those holidays also serve as a prime time for spammers, scammers, and attackers, it’s important to get ahead of the game and start […] … [Read more...]