IT Pros Get Patch Help with New 'SharePoint Build To Build Update Playbook'

Microsoft this week released a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook" for IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations.

Intel Identifies Meltdown-Patch Reboot Problems in Broadwell and Haswell Chips

Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied designed to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.

Intel Describes Server Slowdowns from Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Intel Corp. this week offered a progress report on the state of its firmware updates to address the widespread problems of potential Meltdown and Spectre attacks, while also providing a description of the server performance hits that could result from applying those patches.

Microsoft Blocks Windows Fixes After Reports of 'Bricked' AMD PCs

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that some computers with AMD chipsets were put into an unbootable state after receiving Jan. 3 Windows updates designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

Microsoft Confirms System Slowdowns from Fixes to Meltdown and Spectre Attack Methods

Microsoft on Tuesday affirmed that Windows operating system updates released on Jan. 3 to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security issues will have noticeable system slowdown effects in some instances.

Apple Releases Security Patches for Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

Apple released updates today for some of its products to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods.

Updates Addressing CPU Security Problem Starting To Arrive

Information about a general CPU security problem, along with some updates, was unleashed this week by researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and anti-malware software providers.

Incident Response: A Quick Way To Gather Lots of Files

Using PowerShell, finding infected files can take just a few minutes to complete.

Microsoft Rings Out the Year with 2017's Last Update Tuesday

December 12 marked Microsoft's last "update Tuesday" for this year.

VMware Partners with Carbon Black on Datacenter Security

VMware and Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, are working on a new security offering that aims to protect datacenters by analyzing historical application data.

Report: Enterprise Security Spending To Increase in 2018

In the wake of major high-profile incidence in 2017, worldwide enterprise spending on security is poised to rise 8 percent next year, according to Gartner, Inc.

Hands-On with Microsoft's Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8

Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8 applies the company's latest advances in AI and machine learning to protect against ransomware and other malicious activity.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Now Supports SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Teams

Microsoft announced today that its Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection service is now commercially available for use with SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Teams.

Can AI Protect IT?

Microsoft has touted how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are solving many problems. Now Redmond and IT security providers are applying AI in cyberthreat detection.

Apple Issuing macOS High Sierra Patch Today for Major Security Bypass Flaw

Apple is issuing a patch today for macOS High Sierra users that fixes a major password-bypass flaw in that operating system.

Microsoft Explains That Windows ASLR Flaw Is Really a Feature

Microsoft provided an explanation this month for an apparent security flaw in Address Space Layout Randomization, a Windows protection scheme.

Microsoft Intune Can Now Tap Google Play Protect for Android Devices

The Microsoft Intune mobile management service can now include security protections for Android devices enabled by Google Play Protect services.

Make CEOs and Boards Accountable for Breaches

Nearly two months after Equifax revealed perhaps the worst breach of consumer data to date, more revelations of incompetence emerge, and yet the only ones who pay the price are the customers.

Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften Security Added to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft today announced partnerships with Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften to integrate their threat protection services into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

Who's Watching the Watchers? It Better Be You

As the threat landscape gets more complicated, one possible solution seems obvious: Deploy more third-party security software. But what happens when those programs turn out to be part of the problem?

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