security patching

Microsoft Retires Security Bulletins–Does That Mean More Time for Patch Management?

Sponsored Blog Last November, Microsoft announced that the Security Bulletins on Patch Tuesday would be discontinued and information about software vulnerabilities found in MS products would be  accessible only on the Security Update Guides portal (SUG). The company followed through on its promise with the April 2017 edition of Patch Tuesday, and the impact of the change has been frustration for some admins. While the portal is searchable by CVE, KB article, product or release date, the change in process has impacted the daily routines of SCCM Patch Management Admins and IT security professionals. Security Bulletins have been around for years, and the predictable and consistent delivery of these bulletins was what many organizations built their processes around. Microsoft’s format changes ...

How Your Role Can Impact Your Organization’s Security Posture

Software vulnerabilities are a root cause of cyber security issues – errors in software that work as entry points for hackers, and are exploited to gain access to corporate IT systems. In 2016, Secunia Research at Flexera Software recorded a total of 17,147 vulnerabilities in over 2,000 products. The breadth of the problem illustrates the challenge faced by IT security teams trying to protect their environment against security breaches without the necessary collaboration of others involved in the management of enterprise software assets. For organizations to stay on top of their environments, IT teams must develop a holistic approach and collaboration among different teams in a concerted effort to reduce the attack surface for hackers. In this webinar we discuss the role asset managers and...

Vulnerability Management Is a Prerequisite for Security

Sponsored Cyber security is a hot topic this year and continues to become a top priority for many organizations. The news is filled with reports of breaches, many through known software vulnerabilities that have cost companies huge amounts of money and tarnished their reputation. So how can an IT organization keep track of new vulnerabilities that have been discovered and ensure that those applications are patched in their environments? End user computing, Data Center Managers and Application Packagers all play a role in ensuring that software applications are verified prior to deployment and that new security patches are applied quickly and consistently when new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) are released. Flexera Software can help these teams to: Respond Faster to New Securit...

Security Best Practices in Software Deployment

Packaging, deploying and managing software across an increasing number of diverse endpoints is hard enough, let alone worrying about security vulnerabilities. I recently had the opportunity to work with Adam Bertram –a.k.a. Adam the Automator, a Microsoft Powershell MVP–on this webinar recording. Adam talked about how security is becoming an increasingly important topic for end user computing professionals. Protecting enterprises against cyber security attacks is a critical job, and requires a collaborative effort among service management, operation, and security teams to monitor and patch applications that are proliferating across devices and in enterprise data centers. He covers what to look out for, the biggest patching and security compliance pain points, as well as strateg...