6 top risk factors to triage vulnerabilities effectively

Look beyond CVSS scores

Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scores have been viewed as the de facto measure to prioritize vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities are assigned CVSS scores ranging from one to 10, with 10 being the most severe. However, they were never intended as a …

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October Patch Tuesday fixes 87 vulnerabilities, 6 of them publicly disclosed

October Patch Tuesday is here. While the next two weeks are going to be busy for system administrators as they hustle to test and deploy updates, once the cyberthreats are handled, we can all enjoy the fall festivities in peace. …

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Multi-browser management made easy with Browser Security Plus

A survey by Gartner revealed that 74 percent of companies will move at least five percent of their previously on-site workforce to permanently remote positions post-COVID-19. Adapting to a remote work culture is fairly simple for most; thanks to SaaS …

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System extensions are replacing macOS kernel extensions. How will this affect you?

From the outset, Apple has been keen to protect user privacy and security, and deprecating kernel extensions is one of the company’s latest moves towards modernizing its platform. As part of Apple’s sustained effort to make macOS a more reliable …

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macOS 11 Big Sur: A bird’s-eye view

Here is a quick guide of everything you need to know about macOS 11 Big Sur. This successor to macOS 10.15 Catalina is expected to be released to public around September or October this year. This OS update comes with …

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September 2020 Patch Tuesday comes with fixes for 129 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products

Needless to say, Monday blues are the worst. Well, how does “Tuesday blues” sound to you? Of course it’s yet another Patch Tuesday, or that time of the month when Windows administrators take one for the team.

This month, Microsoft …

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South Africa’s GDPR: The POPI Act and its impact on Desktop Central users

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act puts South Africa’s data regulation standards on par with existing data protection laws around the world. It aims to protect personally identifiable information (PII), enforce individuals’ rights to privacy, and provide guidelines for …

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Promote productivity without compromising on security through role-based access control

An organization is similar to an intricate ecosystem; each department is in charge of a particular niche, and when all the departments coexist and intercommunicate, it forms a productive and harmonious business environment. Organizations are also comparable to complex machinery …

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Patch Tuesday August 2020 fixes 120 vulnerabilities and two actively exploited zero-days

The second Tuesday of the month is upon us, and this translates to only one thing in the world of IT security: Patch Tuesday. Microsoft has released fixes to address 120 vulnerabilities, with 17 of them being Critical. With most …

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