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Executive Insight

The highs and lows of Windows Updates

As with all large companies, Microsoft’s every move is highly scrutinized by external observers. Although some people are just there for the bashing, this is actually a normal and healthy situation that allows a large community to give feedback and raise concerns when the Redmond giant heads into the wrong direction. One always highly anticipated…
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Me and my job

Of what are you most proud in your job? I'm most proud of the employees of Arlington County who have adopted "common sense" cybersecurity thinking and made it a part of the way to perform their day-to-day assignments. The success of the security practice here in ARLCO is in no small measure the result of this intentional commitment by the employees to do what is best for the general government workforce.
Executive Insight

Is Your Organization Practicing Good Security Hygiene?

Well-known, public exploits continue to wreak havoc across organizations, whether due to lagging software updates, users falling prey to well-crafted phishing attempts, or security infrastructure lacking awareness of specific product vulnerabilities. As threats become more numerous and sophisticated, it is critical that organizations maintain updated security programs to adequately protect themselves. The Basics Practicing good…
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IE iepeers.dll Use-After-Free Vulnerability

What is it?It’s a zero-day vulnerability that surfaced in March in Internet Explorer (IE). It is caused by a “use-after-free” error within iepeers.dll – a core component of IE. How does it work?The error occurs when calling the “setAttribute()” method for an object having the “userData” behavior applied via the “#default#userData” behavior parameter, which is…
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Is reactive patching the answer to protecting against known vulnerabilities?

The time in which it takes hackers to write malicious code to exploit a known vulnerability is rapidly shrinking. The appearance of the Sasser worm in the shortest time ever, just 18 days between the revealing of a Microsoft vulnerability and the beginning of an attack, marks a new low point in the fight against cyber crime. With the protective window of opportunity getting ever smaller, the task of patching vulnerable software is becoming an increasingly endless one.
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The Patch Payback Problem

On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft releases its latest compilation of security patches, prompting security professionals to quickly evaluate the impact of each on their entire infrastructure, put together a test and implementation plan, and efficiently close up those pesky vulnerabilities before the bad guys can get through. Just like clockwork, right? Don’t we wish!
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Days in the life of a pen-tester

Foreign hackers, weak passwords, backdoors and buffer overflows – just another day at the office for Network Defence’s penetration testers. Here’s a look at sample pages from the head tester’s diary– and what companies can learn from the results.
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