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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...]

GFI Unlimited: Changing the SMB Channel Landscape

With unlimited product installations, free technical support, all for one flat-fee, it’s easy to spot the customer benefits of GFI Unlimited. But did you know, GFI Unlimited offers partners an innovative way to sell software, away from the usual constraints of managing different licenses for different products? We caught up with Johannes Kamleitner, SVP & […] … [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...]

30 network security Twitter feeds to follow

Twitter is where information is updated within seconds, especially in the information technology industry. Every day, tweets are sent out at up to 240 characters to share news and personal views as they happen. We have rounded up the top 30 sysadmin twitter accounts that you need to follow based on the number of followers […] … [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...]

Ensure your insurance business has the right IT software

Insurance is meant to mitigate a loss. Whether if it is a home, person, car, or health, very personal data is transferred between the agent, agency, and the insured.  The insurance industry is often used as an example for tight regulations at both the state and federal level. With all of the data leaks, ransomware, […] … [Read more...]

May 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In addition to the regular fixes, we also have a major Windows 10 update to contend with. It’s called the April 2018 update, and it was officially released and made available for download and manual installation on the last day of that month, but it didn’t start rolling out through Windows automatic updates until today (Patch Tuesday). … [Read more...]

December 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

‘Tis the season – for bright lights and Santa and holiday decorations – but whether you're by the fireplace or by the beach, there’s one thing we all have in common: the necessity of keeping our systems updated to ward off any little malware elves. … [Read more...]