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Microsoft and Check Point Warn of a ‘Wormable’ 17-Year-Old Bug Found in Windows DNS

The vulnerability, found by Israeli Security Firm Check Point, resides in Microsoft’s domain name system protocol (DNS). The bug handles data used for key exchange in DNSSEC – the secure version of Windows DNS. Fortunately, Microsoft has already released a fix for the bug – which has been termed SigRed. Check Point has stated that …

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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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