Patch Tuesday: Massive September Updates

Patch Tuesday: Massive September Updates Patch Tuesday is officially here. Microsoft has published 80 security fixes, but which patches should you prioritize this month? September Patch Tuesday Release Microsoft have released 80 patches today covering IE, Edge, ChakraCore, Windows and Office. There are 17 rated Critical and 62 Important with only 1 rated Moderate. Urgent: Public and Exploited There are a total of…

Cyber Security Suite Adds Cyber Threat Alerting and Quarantine

Cyber Security Suite Adds Cyber Threat Alerting and Quarantine New features in Cyber Security Suite allow IT departments to detect active threats within seconds and neutralize them. ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (September 10, 2019) – Verismic, a global leader in cloud-based IT management and security technology, has released a new Cyber Security Suite version featuring real-time threat alerting…

CVE and CVSS: Explained

CVE and CVSS: Explained CVE and CVSS are some of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of patching today. Explore the differences and see how they can affect your patching strategy. Although many IT managers are familiar with these terms, CVE and CVSS are some of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of patching today. These two…

Microsoft Warns that End-of-Life is Near for 1703

Microsoft Warns that End-of-Life is Near for 1703 Microsoft is reminding enterprise admins that Windows 10, version 1703 of Enterprise and Education editions, is reaching end-of-life on October 9, 2019. Say Farewell to Patches for 1703 in October Microsoft is reminding enterprise admins that Windows 10, version 1703 of Enterprise and Education editions, is reaching…

August Third-Party Patches and Security Updates

August Third-Party Patches & Security Updates Explore the latest third-party and security updates and find out which patches should be prioritized this month to protect your environment. Which third-party patches should you prioritize? VideoLAN has released an update this week to resolve two high-risk vulnerabilities in the VLC media player application. The discovered vulnerabilities allow…

Massive Ransomware Attack Strikes 23 Texas Towns

Massive Ransomware Attack Strikes 23 Texas Towns The state of Texas has been hit with a rare coordinated ransomware attack that disrupted systems of 23 different local governments. Use Patch Management to Prevent Ransomware Attacks 23 cities in Texas were hit with a coordinated ransomware attack this weekend. A research firm which studies ransomware, has…

20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw and Critical Vulnerabilities Revealed

20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw and Critical Vulnerabilities Revealed Microsoft is warning all Windows users to update their operating systems immediately because of multiple wormable vulnerabilities, as well as a 20-year-old bug in the older operating systems. Unlike BlueKeep, which affected only the older and unsupported Windows operating systems, the bugs recently disclosed in Microsoft’s August 2019…

Why Enterprise Ransomware Attacks Are Increasing

Why Enterprise Ransomware Attacks Are Increasing According to researchers, ransomware is rapidly shifting toward corporate targets. According to various sources, ransomware appears to see triple-digit spike in corporate detections. A pair of reports released by Black Hat and Accenture mark the enormous shift away from targeting typical consumers. With attackers attempting to “win” the most…

MegaCortex Ransomware Targeting Victims Worldwide

MegaCortex Ransomware Targeting Victims Worldwide A new variant of ransomware called MegaCortex is targeting enterprise networks and organizations across the United States and Europe. A new variant of ransomware has been discovered, called MegaCortex, that is targeting enterprise networks and organizations. Once the environment is penetrated, the attackers infect it by distributing the ransomware using…