Healthcare IT

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 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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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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Software Patching Tips

18 Software Patching Tips – A Checklist for Success

Patching your software and information technology investments can be a daunting task. Not only does it take a lot of time, but it usually must be done after hours within a narrow service window. Plus, inventorying all your systems can be nearly impossible, as is getting accurate reporting after the task is complete. If you …

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Healthcare Patch Management

WannaCry Ransomware Is Still A Threat to The Healthcare Industry

The internet has brought the world closer together by connecting remote users and organizations with one another. Additionally, it has inspired a wave of innovation that rivals most in human history. The world got smaller, people connected, as did the ability of businesses and organizations to reach clients and consumers faster. But as with any …

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Healthcare Patching Solution

Cyber Breach Insurance for Software Patching Clients – What’s in It for You?

Software patching dramatically improves a company’s security posture. Most of the publicized breaches in recent years, and even the unpublicized ones, have their roots in hackers exploiting an unpatched system. All the cyber insurance policies I have seen have stipulations that the insured must comply with in order to be eligible for the insurance. Those …

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Outsourced Healthcare Patching

Third-Party Software Patching is Critical to Your Patching Process

Network security threats seem to be unending. Broadly distributed ransomware infections, such as WannaCry, cause global damage—with billions of dollars in business losses—and in some severe cases, the shuttering of companies. These worst case scenarios are caused by cyber criminals that disable, and even delete, critical data and the supporting IT Systems. The blame for …

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Healthcare Patching Solution

Healthcare Rates Worst of Eight Sectors Most Likely to Be Breached

Healthcare tops the list for reported breaches on the first half of 2019 for eight top industry categories. See the story here, Top 8 Industries Reporting Data Breaches In The First Half Of 2019. Healthcare tops Retail, Insurance and Finance and Public Administration for this infamous glory. Despite stringent HIPAA regulations, healthcare companies are constantly …

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Microsoft WSUS Consultant

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

We utilize a proven 31-step patching process.

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