Set vulnerability priorities for effective patch management

This week I interviewed the CTO of Palo Alto Networks, who had some terse words about CISOs who aren't prioritizing...

December 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Patch management essentials

Patch management is one of the drudge jobs that CISOs have to assign their teams to do, but it is...

April 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Why are data breaches still an Issue?

I’m astonished that major data breach stories are still occurring and still generating unnerving headlines. How many of these instances...

November 28th, 2016 Yogi Schulz

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New Windows patch management process starts

Today Microsoft starts its new patching policy for certain versions of Windows desktop and server, promising a more consistent and simplified...

October 11th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Exploit kits now adopting recent Office vulnerabilities: Report

Cyber security trends can be hard to nail down because attacker strategies constantly evolve. But a new report from Sophos...

July 19th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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WinServer 2003 end of support is only days away: What CISOs should do

CISOs have learned to resist the siren call of vendors when they issue new versions of software, understanding that added...

July 8th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Patch warning: Exploit kit already takes advantage of Flash vulnerability

When it comes to patching software, Adobe Flash fixes may not be highest in priority for some organizations. Not for...

June 29th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Think before you patch, says expert

The second Tuesday of every month Microsoft issues a series of patches for its software. Organizations pay particular attention to...

January 26th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Most firms don’t have ‘mature’ patch management: Survey

IT security professionals have said for years one of the biggest vulnerabilities in organizations are systems that don't have the...

December 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon