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March 2021 Patch Tuesday forecast: Off to an early start

Microsoft got an early start on Patch Tuesday, releasing a series of out-of-band security updates this week to address four zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. There’s been a lot of security activity in the news, so I’m sure it is going to be a busy Patch Tuesday. The Microsoft Security Response Center reported known attacks against Exchange Server by the hacking group Hafnium. The four vulnerabilities involved in the exploit are CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and … More

BitDam ATP+ protects Office 365 users from unknown threats

BitDam announced the availability of BitDam ATP+, its upgraded Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution, offering comprehensive defense against malware, phishing, business email compromise (BEC) attacks, account compromise and spam filtering. Designed as cloud-native software, BitDam ATP+ is the only solution that protects Office 365 users from unknown threats at first sight. The solution is suitable for enterprises, SMEs, managed service providers (MSPs) or other service providers. The need for advanced threat detection is at an … More

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February 2021 Patch Tuesday forecast: The human communication aspect

We spend a lot of time each month discussing the technical details surrounding vulnerabilities, software updates, and the tools we use for patch management in our organizations. But in the end, the success of patch management is dependent on the coordination of all the people involved. This month, I’ll look at some of the major players involved in the patch management process. Don’t get hung up on the job titles I choose because they may … More

AccessData AD Enterprise 7.4.2: Remote data collection for endpoints outside of the network

AccessData Group announced the release of AD Enterprise 7.4.2, a new version of its software for managing internal forensic investigations and post-breach analysis that introduces remote data collection for endpoints outside of the corporate network, as well as the ability to collect data from sources in the cloud. COVID-19 has presented new challenges globally, but companies still need to be able to respond to a data breach or perform an internal data collection, even from … More

Prosperoware adds data protection features for Office 365, supports Azure for storage

Prosperoware announces data protection features for Office 365 including OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Teams, and support Azure for storage location as part of its CAM platform. CAM is an enterprise digital transformation and governance platform for collaboration systems, designed to improve adoption, enhance processes around management of office documents for projects or engagements, and reduce risks related to privacy & cybersecurity. Faced with increasing data loss concerns and regulatory oversight, organizations are looking for improved capabilities … More

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January 2021 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft plugs Defender zero-day RCE

On this January 2021 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft has plugged 83 CVEs, including a Microsoft Defender zero-day Adobe has delivered security updates for a variety of products SAP has released 10 security notes and updated 7 previously released ones Mozilla has fixed a critical vulnerability affecting Thunderbird Microsoft’s updates Microsoft has plugged 83 security holes, 10 of which are critical. One of the latter – a zero-day RCE (CVE-2021-1647) affecting Microsoft Defender antivirus – is being … More

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January 2021 Patch Tuesday forecast: New focus on security and software development

2020 is in the rearview mirror and most of us can’t get away fast enough. It was a year unlike any other, but 2021 looks to be unique as well. The year started out with continuing investigation into the cause and impact of the compromised SolarWinds Orion software. Many predictions said we were due for another major cyberattack leading into 2021, but no one foresaw this type of attack and the impact it had, leading … More

Asigra announces Cloud Backup with Deep MFA integration with Microsoft Office 365

Asigra announced Cloud Backup with Deep MFA integration with Microsoft Office 365. Asigra software version 14.2 support for the Microsoft software suite empowers solution providers to significantly lower cybersecurity threats targeting backup repositories with MS Office 365 data. Protection of critical cloud-based application data for one of the world’s most popular productivity suites, Microsoft Office 365, ensures businesses have a strategy to make themselves harder to hack by increasing costs for threat actors. A good … More

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How COVID-19 has impacted the security threat landscape

A WatchGuard report reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the security threat landscape, with evidence that attackers continue to target corporate networks despite the shift to remote work, and a rise in pandemic-related malicious domains and phishing campaigns. “As the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, our threat intelligence provides key insight into how attackers are adjusting their tactics,” said Corey Nachreiner, CTO at WatchGuard. “While there’s no such thing as ‘the new normal’ when it … More

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A light December 2020 Patch Tuesday for a no-stress end of the year

On this December 2020 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft has plugged 58 CVEs Adobe has delivered security updates for Lightroom, Experience Manager, and Prelude, and has announced that updates for Acrobat and Reader will be released sometimes this week SAP has released and updated 13 security notes Microsoft’s updates As expected, Microsoft fixed a smaller-than-usual number of CVEs on this December 2020 Patch Tuesday: 58 in total. Nine of these are “critical,” 46 “important,” and three are … More

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December 2020 Patch Tuesday forecast: Always consider the risk

The final Patch Tuesday of the year is upon us and what a year it has been. Forcing many changes this year, the pandemic has impacted the way we conduct both security and IT operations. But even with the need to support remote operations and new applications that enable coordinated communication, one important aspect has not changed – the need to focus on security risk. It’s easy to get consumed with troubleshooting performance issues, updating … More

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365: Purpose-built backup and recovery for Teams

Veeam Software announced the general availability of the latest version of the company’s fastest growing product — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Version 5 adds purpose-built backup and recovery for Microsoft Teams, making it easier than ever for users to quickly find and restore Teams data, including entire groups, specific channels and settings. Protecting this data is more critical than ever, as the shift to remote working has created an explosion in Microsoft Teams … More