Security http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9308/more en Security Sense: The Internet Remains a Fragile Beast http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-internet-remains-fragile-beast <div class="node-body article-body">The WannaCry ransomware made a mess of a bunch of bunch of machines, but it could have been so much worse. Given the nature of the web and the dependencies we've created on it, one day it probably will be.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-internet-remains-fragile-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-internet-remains-fragile-beast#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Ransomware Ransomware security Security Tue, 23 May 2017 15:17:00 +0000 191301 at http://windowsitpro.com As WannaCrypt Recovery Continues, Analysts Back Microsoft's Leader http://windowsitpro.com/security/wannacrypt-recovery-continues-analysts-back-microsofts-leader <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft president Brad Smith says the attacks were partly the fault of companies that don't patch their systems. Analysts agree.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/wannacrypt-recovery-continues-analysts-back-microsofts-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/wannacrypt-recovery-continues-analysts-back-microsofts-leader#comments Security Wed, 17 May 2017 16:50:00 +0000 190981 at http://windowsitpro.com How to defend against DDoS attacks like the one on the Dyn DNS service http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-defend-against-ddos-attacks-one-dyn-dns-service <div class="field-byline"> David Geer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">On October 21, 2016, the Dyn Managed DNS service experienced <a href="https://dyn.com/blog/dyn-statement-on-10212016-ddos-attack/"><span class="s2">three DDoS attacks; two of these were successful</span></a> at overwhelming the service and preventing access to major websites. While news reports focused on the attacks&rsquo; impact on Eastern U.S.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-defend-against-ddos-attacks-one-dyn-dns-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-defend-against-ddos-attacks-one-dyn-dns-service#comments Security Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000 191021 at http://windowsitpro.com As hospitals and countries recover from WannaCry, Microsoft president blames poor patching practices and government stockpiles http://windowsitpro.com/security/hospitals-and-countries-recover-wannacry-microsoft-president-blames-poor-patching-practices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The scenes from around the world were like a bad movie: Amateurish ransom notes, international chaos, and &quot;absolute carnage&quot; in some hospitals that were particularly hard hit.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/hospitals-and-countries-recover-wannacry-microsoft-president-blames-poor-patching-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/hospitals-and-countries-recover-wannacry-microsoft-president-blames-poor-patching-practices#comments Security Mon, 15 May 2017 13:47:00 +0000 190931 at http://windowsitpro.com Mitigating the Threat of Data Theft by Departing Employees http://windowsitpro.com/netwrix/data-theft-departing-employees <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Netwrix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT - Duration: 1 hour</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/netwrix/data-theft-departing-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Netwrix Webcasts Database Security Security Mon, 15 May 2017 13:39:00 +0000 191431 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Quickly Patches Malware Protection Engine Vulnerability http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsoft-quickly-patches-malware-protection-engine-vulnerability <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">First reported only two days earlier, the company corrected the flaw in a short time to block the vulnerability from hackers.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsoft-quickly-patches-malware-protection-engine-vulnerability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsoft-quickly-patches-malware-protection-engine-vulnerability#comments Security Tue, 09 May 2017 19:19:00 +0000 190621 at http://windowsitpro.com IT Security Needs Retuning, Worker Skills Must Evolve as Well: Study http://windowsitpro.com/security/it-security-needs-retuning-worker-skills-must-evolve-well-study <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As security threats have expanded, the enterprise IT security mindset has not kept up, according to a new CompTIA study. That must change. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/it-security-needs-retuning-worker-skills-must-evolve-well-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/it-security-needs-retuning-worker-skills-must-evolve-well-study#comments Security Tue, 09 May 2017 18:16:00 +0000 190591 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Releases Out of Band Patch for Vulnerability in Malware Protection Engine http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-releases-out-band-patch-vulnerability-malware-protection-engine <div class="node-body link-body">This issue affects the Malware Protection Engine in multiple versions of Microsoft's antimalware security software and all users, IT Pros, and System Admins should verify their software is up to date.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://windowsitpro.com/site-files/windowsitpro.com/files/windowsdefenderhero.PNG?1494338425" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-releases-out-band-patch-vulnerability-malware-protection-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Microsoft Out of Band patch Patches Security Windows Defender Windows Defender Security Center Tue, 09 May 2017 13:58:00 +0000 190551 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: Lessons on Ransomware From a Dentist http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-lessons-ransomware-dentist <div class="node-body article-body">I had the opportunity to watch the harsh reality of ransomware unfold before me whilst sitting in the dentist chair today. It wasn't pretty.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-lessons-ransomware-dentist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-lessons-ransomware-dentist#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Ransomware Ransomware security Security Tue, 09 May 2017 01:10:00 +0000 190541 at http://windowsitpro.com Intel Issuing Firmware Update to Battle New Management Vulnerability http://windowsitpro.com/security/intel-issuing-firmware-update-battle-new-management-vulnerability <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The firmware vulnerability can be found in systems running versions of Intel's active, standard or small business management features.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/intel-issuing-firmware-update-battle-new-management-vulnerability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/intel-issuing-firmware-update-battle-new-management-vulnerability#comments Security Mon, 08 May 2017 17:43:00 +0000 190531 at http://windowsitpro.com