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Internet Explorer

Critical Security Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Browser

 |   |  Security

Microsoft recently identified a new critical security vulnerability in its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser. Microsoft has confirmed that the vulnerability is being targeted and exploited in the wild, so it is critical that IE users are aware of the issue and how to mitigate it. This vulnerability (CVE-2020-0674) can be exploited by an attacker hosting a crafted website, and grants access to the system with the same privileges as the current user.

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Cisco Discovery Protocol

Cisco Vulnerabilities Identified in Cisco Discovery Protocol

 |   |  Security

Cisco issued guidance on how to identify and remediate the effects of five vulnerabilities in the Cisco Discovery Protocol implementation on some Cisco NX-OS devices. The vulnerabilities could, in certain situations, enable an attacker to trigger a memory overflow and gain control of a vulnerable device or cause it to shut down or reload.

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Patch Tuesday

How Important Was This Microsoft Patch Tuesday?

 |   |  Security, Technology

“Patch Tuesday” is the day when Microsoft typically announces and releases all of the security updates for their software products. While every Patch Tuesday can be impactful from a workload standpoint, some announcements from Microsoft carry more weight than others. On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, we saw another example of that.

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Firefox Browser Vulnerability

Critical Security Vulnerability in Firefox Browser

 |   |  Security

A new security vulnerability was discovered in the popular web browser, Firefox. If exploited, the vulnerability would allow an attacker to take control of a user’s operating system – allowing full access to the victim’s computer. 

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Business Intelligence Data

Why You Need Business Intelligence (BI)

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Technology

The rate at which we generate and store data isn’t slowing down any time soon. But is all data good? The short answer is no. With the proliferation of devices generating data, there is a lot of noise that is collected. That is exactly why you need Business Intelligence (BI).

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Windows 7 Update

Microsoft Windows 7 Announcement May Change Upgrade Plans

 |   |  Security

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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How to Budget for and Manage Recurring Subscriptions

How to Budget for and Manage Recurring Subscriptions

 |   |  Business & Strategy

Whether it’s entertainment, digital music or technology, subscriptions have evolved to mean so much more than getting a magazine delivered once per month. In this new era of everything-as-a-subscription, of streaming services and unlimited plans, businesses are now purchasing as many subscriptions as consumers. The challenge is often how to budget for and manage all of these recurring subscriptions.

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Windows 7

Windows 7 is Going End of Life in January 2020 – Here’s What You Need to Know

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Technology

Windows 7 operating system will reach its “end of life” with Microsoft on January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer be pushing security updates to machines using the Windows 7 operating system, and that’s a pretty big risk. While this creates a challenge for many organizations, there are options to make your upgrade and replacement path easier.

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