Are you ready for the first Patch Day of 2013? If you run a Microsoft shop (Mac users need not apply this month), get ready as you’ll want to install some of today’s updates as soon as you can.
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If you, like me, are still basking in the afterglow of a relaxing holiday respite, the relentless re-introduction of Microsoft Patch Day may seem like a harsh reminder of some of the drudgery suffered by an InfoSec professional. Don’t get me wrong! Patching is one of the most effective ways of keeping your systems safe. Yet, its ceaseless nature can’t help but put me into a Sisyphean mood.
I can think of better ways to end the year than with a last-minute zero day Internet Explorer (IE) exploit found in the wild. Yet that is exactly what happened last week. The good news is Microsoft has a quick fix.
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Despite the upcoming holiday season, information security (infosec) news hasn’t slowed, with plenty of interesting new infosec stories this week. If you want a quick recap of the highlights, check out our short video below.
If you’re anything like me, your late December schedule is quickly filling with holiday parties, family activities, and seasonal days off. This means if you want to secure your Microsoft environment before the end of the year, you better get started earlier rather than later.
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.
Our security predictions for 2012 forecasted that the class of targeted attacks known at APTs – advanced persistent threats – would trickle down, and begin to affect smaller organizations.
It’s Microsoft Patch Day and I have a question for you. How quick are you at applying software updates? Do you jump on them within the day; a week, or are you months behind?