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When You Need to Update but Can’t Afford Disruption

By Erik Briceno

When You Need to Update but Can’t Afford Disruption

We talk about the importance of updating your software all the time — whether it’s applying the dreaded Windows Update patches from Microsoft every “Patch Tuesday” or completely removing depreciated applications. It’s no secret that these updates can cause problems for some people, but unfortunately it doesn’t change the fact that these updates are imperative. How do you manage the sometimes difficult task of keeping your company running during and after applying critical updates — updates that are designed precisely for keeping things running in the first place?   Read more

By Erik Briceno

“Please Patch Your Windows. Pretty Please?” – Microsoft

Do you remember WannaCry? Two years ago, it was arguably the most destructive cyberworm in history — shutting down hospitals, banks, transportation and shipping companies. Perhaps one of the most baffling things of all, though, is the fact that WannaCry didn’t exist until two months AFTER Microsoft had already released a patch that would fix the very vulnerability the worm took advantage of.

Now, in 2019, the same thing is happening again with a vulnerability known as BlueKeep. This security risk is so severe that not only did Microsoft update Windows 10, they even went out of their way to patch its depreciated operating systems: Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista.   Read more

Security Information and Event Management: Giving You a Big Picture for Cybersecurity Protection

By Erik Briceno

Security Information and Event Management: Giving You a Big Picture for Cybersecurity Protection

Security Information and Event Management, known as SIEM, is a security system that gathers data from a wide variety of sources to monitor, identify, record and analyze security incidents within a real-time IT environment.

SIEM supplies the user with a comprehensive and centralized view of the security scenario of an IT infrastructure.

In other words, a SIEM paints the ultimate “big picture” of your cybersecurity situation, an early warning system that provides everything you need to troubleshoot and secure your IT environment. It’s a search-and-analyze tool that gives you the power to destroy threats.   Read more

When You Need to Update but Can’t Afford Disruption
When You Need to Update but Can’t Afford Disruption
“Please Patch Your Windows. Pretty Please?” – Microsoft
Security Information and Event Management: Giving You a Big Picture for Cybersecurity Protection
Security Information and Event Management: Giving You a Big Picture for Cybersecurity Protection