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What is the future for the Systems Administrator?

Jan 11, 2018, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

System Administrators are a key element of a sound infrastructure in any IT environment, especially when it comes to network security. Whether working to prevent threats, implementing policies or engaging with technology vendors, it is the system administrator that helps to protect the integrity...


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PayPal Text Phishing Scam

Jan 11, 2018, 08:45 AM Ben Gane

Phishing can come through email or your phone via voice or SMS. Currently doing the rounds is a very believable Paypal text phishing scam. The text message comes from a shortcode number *729724* and states...


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2018: The Year of Smarter, More Helpful, More Secure Service Management

Jan 11, 2018, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

“Hi, I’m your IT service management solution, and I’m here to help you.”No, that’s not the beginning of a bad joke. Nor is it just wishful (or wistful) thinking. It’s an example of what IT service management (ITSM) may increasingly come to look and sound like throughout the coming year and beyond...


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January Patch Tuesday 2018

Jan 10, 2018, 09:36 AM Ben Gane

A long time ago (last Thursday), in a development team far far away (Redmond), a band of developers acted early in a surprise attack to thwart the forces of evil by releasing a series of Operating System updates for the Windows platform. These OS updates helped mitigate the dreaded Meltdown...


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Biggest Security Lesson of 2017 – You Need a Strong Human Firewall

Jan 9, 2018, 10:08 AM Ben Gane

What is the best strategy for businesses to protect against ransomware, spam phishing and spoofing attacks? There are many strategies for safeguarding against these threats. By far the most effective is user awareness and education. For malware and ransomware to infect...


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Building a best of breed multicloud strategy

Jan 9, 2018, 10:07 AM Ben Gane

Best-of-breed strategies have long since fallen out of favor in the enterprise, because the work required to stitch together the components proved to be too difficult. But best of breed is back with cloud. Companies today are hell-bent on buying the ideal SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud services for...


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IT Asset Management Best Practices to Help You Sleep at Night

Jan 9, 2018, 10:00 AM Ben Gane

In the IT asset management (ITAM) field, we spend a lot of time talking about IT asset management best practices. We all want to know if we are doing ITAM effectively or if we should make course adjustments. Frequently, I hear people asking: What are the IT asset management best practices...


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The looming spectre of a meltdown

Jan 8, 2018, 14:52 PM Ben Gane

2018 has gotten off to a tough start with the news of the Meltdown and Spectre (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754) vulnerabilities. This is a broad industry problem that affects almost everyone, everywhere. Processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM are all potentially vulnerable...


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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for January 4, 2017: New Threats for the New Year

Jan 5, 2018, 08:36 AM Ben Gane

Greetings and welcome. This week, software developers race to remediate a processor design flaw that puts millions of devices at risk, and a new zero-day vulnerability threatens most if not all versions of macOS. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions a commitment to share any relevant opinions...


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Fixing the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Jan 5, 2018, 08:32 AM Ben Gane

Two days ago, Graz University of Technology published a paper https://spectreattack.com/ describing a pair of attacks on common microprocessors. The underlying vulnerability affects Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. All contemporary microprocessors pre-execute instructions...


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