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“I’m working on it.” “We don’t have room in this year’s budget.” “Something else more important came up.” “Well, we’ve not been breached before…” “The risk of it happening is so small and it’s hard to quantify…” These are some of the most common excuses companies give for delaying their security and compliance efforts. But,given […]

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If breaches can’t be entirely blocked, what can IT professionals in higher education do to prevent these kinds of disaster scenarios? The GovEd team at Logicalis US says there are four important steps that will bolster college and university cybersecurity plans. Read More

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For its October Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has patched 61 vulnerabilities (27 of them critical) and one Office zero-day labeled as “important.” The memory corruption zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office (CVE-2017-11826) is reported to be actively exploited in the wild. “An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the […]

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Security improvements should be a welcome addition to all software, but if they are not also simultaneously backported into its older and still supported versions, they can put many users at risk. According to Google Project Zero researcher Mateusz Jurczyk, Microsoft is leaving a huge number of users open to attack by failing to pushing […]

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