July 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

This June, none of the Microsoft operating systems have vulnerabilities numbering the double digits. The largest number of fixes belong to the Edge web browser, and a large percentage of those are rated critical. … [Read more...]

Email data leaks just got riskier

The GDPR brings some big changes to the way companies must handle data, and that includes data in email messages. Email may be the weak spot in your data security strategy, but it doesn’t have to be. … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup – June 2018

Another month is at an end, and you know what that means: another roundup of the patches issued in June (excluding Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates). For those of us in the northern hemisphere, we’re well into summer, and here in Texas, we’ve already seen a few days with temperatures over 100° F – and more […] … [Read more...]

Unintended Consequences: GDPR impacts you didn’t see coming

Enforcement officially began on May 25 and while it has created hassles and even havoc for companies scrambling to comply, it also brings some benefits for “data subjects” – that’s you, if any organization collects, processes or stores personal information about you – even those who don’t live in Europe. … [Read more...]

June 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In total, the June patches address 50 vulnerabilities. Let’s take a closer look at some of the security update summaries. Only one of these, a remote code execution issue in the Jcript component, had been publicly disclosed. … [Read more...]

Win10 April Update: tips for when it goes wrong (Part 3)

In this part of the Win10 version 1803 update guide, we’ll wrap it up with a discussion of some of the problems that have been encountered in upgrading to 1803 and what factors might make it smart for you delay upgrading immediately. … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup – May 2018

Here we are again at the end of another month, and it’s been an interesting one for those who spend their lives down in the IT security trenches. … [Read more...]

The Facebook fiasco – Social media, privacy, and what it all means to business

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately, and the publicity hasn’t been the good kind. Reports that Cambridge Analytica – a British company that uses data mining and data analytics in providing consulting services to political campaigns – had accessed information about U.S. voters through their Facebook accounts created a firestorm. … [Read more...]

GDPR deadline is here: Now what?

It's May 25, 2018 and the GDPR enforcement date is upon us. After many months of scrambling to make the transition, thanks to the vagueness of some of the provisions, many organizations are still uncertain as to whether they’re fully in compliance. … [Read more...]

Win10 April Update: What’s new for IT pros? (Part 2)

In the Windows 10, version 1803 update there is a group of enhancements that probably aren’t of much interest to most consumers but are significant additions for IT pros. That’s what we’ll be discussing here in Part 2. … [Read more...]