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Third-party Patch roundup – December 2014

Here are the third-party patches for December, 2014. Meanwhile, here’s wishing all of you happy holidays spent enjoying time with family and friends and not having to deal with vulnerabilities or patches for a few days.

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The 12 technologies for the holidays

If you’re looking to spend the last big of this year’s budget, you would be doing yourself (and the company) a huge favor by investing in one of the 12 technologies listed below.

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2014 – The technology year in review

As 2014 draws to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the top 26 news stories, developments, and trends in technology for the year.

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Patch management could save you big bucks… and a fine

We all know that patching is something we should do. Some of us even consider it something we must do. But I don’t think any of us consider how much it could cost us if we didn’t, so take heed of the following object lesson. Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) was fined US $150,000 […]

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The 26 worst security threats of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the 26 worst security threats of 2014.

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Security 101: at rest or in transit – protecting data with encryption

In previous articles, we discussed encryption and the algorithms used. In this one we take a look at their practical application.

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When hacking gets personal

Hackers known as the Guardians of Peace breached Sony Pictures Entertainment’s network, gaining unprecedented access to essentially everything. What are the lessons learned here?

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The top 24 gadgets on your sysadmin’s wish list

Whether you’re looking for a small gift to give your sysadmin at the office party, or a larger gift for the sysadmin who happens to be your loved one, we’ve got you covered with this year’s list of the top 24 gadgets for sysadmins.

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In the tech industry, timing is everything

There are many other aspects that contribute to whether a company’s offering with be a big success or a dismal flop, but whether or not the time is right seems to be the most important of all.

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December Patch Tuesday follow-up: What did this month’s fixes break?

A week after Microsoft released its Patch Tuesday December updates, a number of computer users have reported problems caused by installing various patches on certain operating systems and software configurations.

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