PODCAST: How IT Can Protect Against the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

The recently uncovered Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities present a major security challenge for IT departments. Uncovered by independent security analysts, Meltdown and Spectre would allow hackers to use a "side-channel" method to tap information from the OS kernel. This could include everything from personal passwords to financial data. As yet hackers have not exploited the vulnerabilities and chip makers and operating system vendors are rushing out patches to fix the problem.

Listen to this podcast to hear security expert Chris Goettl’s recommendations for IT professionals, including:

  • OS updates
  • Firmware updates
  • SQL updates
  • Virtual environment updates
  • Browser updates
  • Rigorous testing

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