Category: Security

Windows 7 Update

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 7 Announcement May Change Your Upgrade Plans

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Earlier this month, we published a blog on Microsoft’s planned end of life date for Windows 7, scheduled for January 14, 2020 (see our original post here). Originally, extended security updates to keep the software current were only available for high-volume licenses and larger organizations and options for small to midsized businesses were limited. Now, Microsoft has announced that paid extended security updates (ESUs) will be available for all businesses, regardless of size. Should the latest announcement change your upgrade plans?

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Christopher J. Luise SOC 2 Audit

Why ADNET Went Through a SOC 2 Type II Audit

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Security

As a CEO in the IT industry, I feel a deep responsibility to ensure that our organization knows the risks and takes every step possible to protect the clients trusting us with their business. That’s why we decided to put ADNET through one of the most rigorous third-party audits available in our field – SOC 2 Type II. 

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Open hotel door

Unwelcome Guests: What is Dwell Time in IT Security?

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Dwell time, in the context of IT security, is the number of days a threat remains undetected within a given environment. Why does this matter as a metric? The amount of time that a system has been compromised can impact the overall severity of the security event in several ways.

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Ransomware

Ransomware: It’s Still a Thing

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Are you tired of hearing about ransomware? We are too, but unfortunately, ransomware is still a thing. Anyone can be affected by a ransomware attack. There is no industry discrimination. It does not matter what size your company is, or what role you’re in. I’m sure you have seen or read about the recent ransomware attack in the Capital Region. Events like this are happening every day, both globally and right in our very own backyard.

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Microsoft CVE-2019-0708

CRITICAL SECURITY ALERT: Microsoft Vulnerability CVE-2019-0708 (BlueKeep)

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Microsoft has announced the discovery of a vulnerability that is present on Windows XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008 systems. Due to the seriousness of the vulnerability, Microsoft has released a patch for those operating systems, despite their currently unsupported status. This patch also impacts Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, which are still under the support of Microsoft.

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