Software Vulnerabilities: A Few Common Exploits

Patching is a crucial component of maintaining network stability and security, and not doing so leaves you at a significant risk of being a victim of ransomware. Unfortunately, many IT departments struggle to patch effectively, or in some cases completely ignore it. During patching, issues such as deployment failures, application incompatibilities, outages, and reboot failures …

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Steps to Protect Your Organization From Cyber Risk and Maintain Network Security

There are many steps an organization must follow to maintain network security, the first and most important starts with the decisions of the company executives. It is their responsibility to set the standard for their organization’s non-physical and physical security controls. Excuses such as; the firm is too small, IT should manage it, network security …

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Software Patching: In-Depth Understanding

What is software patching? Patching is essentially when a software developer modifies an existing application to remove any bugs, errors, or vulnerabilities. It’s usually the software developer or an end-user that discovers most coding holes. However, in many cases, a cybercriminal stumbles upon a vulnerability and uses it to their advantage. Don’t mistake software patching …

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Cyber Attackers

Cyber attackers hide in your network longer than you’d think

Most firms find out about the presence of cyber attackers only after they pull the trigger on their nasty plans, usually ransomware. I see a lot of ransomware victims comment that there is “no evidence any data was infiltrated” when news of the breach becomes public. The truth is, these firms have no idea whether …

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Software Security Challenges

Healthcare Organizations Face Unique Patch Management Challenges

When it comes to software patching, some industries are simply more challenged than others. This is especially true for the healthcare sector. All industries struggle to adequately apply critical software security updates, or “patch” their computing environments. However, healthcare has unique challenges that go beyond typical patch management barriers. Why is this? Healthcare, like most …

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Cryptocurrency Cyber Security

Cryptocurrency Heist in Iceland Reveals Physical Safeguards Required for Cyber Security

Oli Thordarson, CEO of Patchworx, gives his insight to the monumental cryptocurrency heist that occurred in Iceland. Out of all places, where would you least suspect a heist to occur? Well, if you guessed Iceland then you’re wrong. Yes, that small country on the edge of the Arctic Circle is home to some of the …

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Attention Healthcare! October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? The third theme for this year is “Protect IT,” which leads off with the importance of patching your software. We are talking about your operating systems on PCs, laptops, servers and more. This also means operating systems and applications like Adobe, Word and Java. Patching your software …

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Security Patching

Notice of Emergency Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch

Overview of Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch Microsoft has advised Windows/Internet Explorer users to install an “emergency” out-of-band security patch (i.e. not released on patch-Tuesday) for a recently detected Zero-Day-Exploit (i.e an exploit that has already been actively used prior to the release of the patch). A security flaw in some versions of Internet Explorer could …

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WSUS Consulting Services

Software update service for system administrators to manage Microsoft product updates
  • Help resolving common WSUS server issues
  • Solve the problem of PCs not reporting to WSUS
  • Identify and repair the common WSUS system errors
  • Fix high CPU utilization problems
  • Stop duplicate SUSClientIDs
  • Diagnose and fix failed downloads
  • Fix IIS permissions that lead to failed Windows Update Agent Error Codes
  • Using Group Policy to set WSUS agent policies
  • Troubleshooting issues with WSUS client agents

SCCM Consulting Services

Systems management software for managing large numbers of computers running multiple operating systems and application.
  • Help with the frequent updates required to maintain security and version updates
  • Develop a program to get a monthly cadence for distributing updates
  • Understanding the of conflicting reports coming from SCCM
  • Verify accuracy before starting the deployment
  • How to properly initiate Client Notification Actions
  • Troubleshooting (DRS) Database Replication Service within SCCM
  • Proactively fixing client issues
  • Fixing failed deployments so you can move on to other more important tasks
  • Fixing ConfigMgr problems
  • Integrate third party add-ins(like Ivanti) for third party updates
  • Support Wake on Lan(WOL) patching
  • Maintenance Windows feature to prevent Servers restart during business hours
  • Updates Windows 10 image during build process that way your workstation will always have the latest security updates
  • Integrate with PowerBi for better reporting

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