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Third Party Patch roundup – March 2016

This March was a busy one for IT security professionals. Apple issued their largest number of patches for the year and Oracle put out an out-of-band fix for Java.

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When trends collide: anonymity vs identity

In the IT world, two diametrically opposed trends are both growing stronger at the same time, and the resultant conflict is going to be difficult – if not impossible – to resolve.

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Troubleshooting the top 22 Exchange issues

Our hope is that this quick list, thick on fixes but thin on words, may help you in the future when you run into a problem and need to fix it right there and then!

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Holding healthcare hostage: The state of security in the medical industry

One of the biggest stories in February was that of the ransomware attack on an LA hospital that reportedly had doctors and healthcare personnel locked out of patients’ records and unable to even communicate.

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Ransomware reloaded: How to keep your company safe

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and there are many things that business can do to prevent falling victim to malware such as ransomware.

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March 2016 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has its share of vulnerabilities this month and, not to be deterred by superstition, released 13 updates to address them.

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Hold off on upgrading to .NET Framework 4.6.1

Patching – it’s probably the single most important piece of work sysadmins must regularly perform but in the case of .NET Framework 4.6.1 it’s better not to patch.

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Hack Hall of Shame – February 2016

Maybe it was a fluke of the extra leap day or maybe it’s just the calm before the storm, but February was a relatively quiet month in terms of hacks and cyber-attacks.

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