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November 2014 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft threw us a bit of a curve, releasing “only” 14 of the patches, with two – MS14-068 and MS14-075 – deferred with the label “Release date to be determined”.

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Antivirus is not a replacement for patch management software

While antivirus software is absolutely critical and has its proper place in your network, it’s no substitute for patch management software. Using both will help to bolster your defenses and is a good start towards that layered security approach.

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The 21 secrets of email signature bliss

Doing email signatures the right way can be a challenge for many companies, so here are some tips to help you with email signature etiquette and effectiveness.

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Microsoft’s monster update might mean it’s time to rethink your patching strategy

Microsoft is releasing sixteen security bulletins that will address numerous vulnerabilities – but of course that’s only the tip of the patching iceberg.

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November Advance Notification: A plethora of patches on the way

November brings us a total of 16 patches from Microsoft. The somewhat good news is that only five of them are rated as critical, with four of those being remote code execution vulnerabilities and the fifth addressing an elevation of privilege issue.

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Security 101 – Encryption terminology

One of the first things that comes to mind when talking about security is encryption. Encryption can be used to provide confidentiality and integrity, which are two of the three main tenets behind security. To be sure that you are familiar with the concepts we will be covering in upcoming articles, here is a primer on encryption terminology.

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IT Confidential: A Day in the Life

As cloud computing slowly but persistently permeates all of IT, what will a day in the life of the IT pro of tomorrow be like?

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Happy Halloween from the GFI team!

As in previous years, our colleagues in various offices let their creativity and imagination go wild and they came up with some really cool and scary costumes for Halloween.

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Trick or treat – the 21 scariest things on your network

With Halloween just around the corner, are you prepared for tricks, or hoping only for treats. There’s an entire host of evil out there. How many of these ghastly things might be found on your network?

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Controlling Internet access at the application layer

You want to permit your users to access the web and all the good it has to offer, but you need to protect your users, your business, and your customers from all the bad. What do you do?

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