Before you get too much into holiday cheer, you have some patching to do.
Like clockwork, Microsoft released their Advanced Notification post on Thursday, warning the world that they will release seven security bulletins for December. Next Tuesday’s bulletins will fix flaws in Windows, Office, and some of Microsoft’s Server Software. They rate five of the seven bulletins as Critical. According to their MSRC blog post, the bulletins will fix 11 vulnerabilities overall, with the two most critical updates affecting Windows.
Before letting your IT staff drink too much spiked eggnog at the good ‘ole holiday party, you might want to prepare them for these upcoming Microsoft patches. That way they can download, test, and install them as soon as possible—especially the Critical ones.