Tag: patch management



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Security

The Story Patching Tells


In post #3 of this information security series, let’s cover one of the essential components in an organization’s defense strategy: their approach to patching systems. Everywhere an Attack When did you NOT see a ransomware attack or security breach story in the news? And …


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Neglect These Cybersecurity Fundamentals at Your Peril


“Shiny object syndrome” exists within both the IT and cybersecurity fields. The press loves to focus on the sleekest new security toys or the latest threat-hunting technique. After all, red-team/blue-team simulations and advanced threat hunting sound cool and impress at networking events. However, for …


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Help Protect Your Company From a Data Breach


It’s likely no surprise to anyone that the amount of data collected, stored, and analyzed continues to grow exponentially across the globe. From a security perspective, it’s always important to minimize the amount and sensitivity of data stored, but the reality is, if the …


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Growing Beyond Your First Storage System


At some point, your first storage system will be “full.” I’m writing it as “full” because the system might not actually be 100% occupied with data at that exact point in time. The system could be full for another technical reason. For example, shared …


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Networks Security

Balancing Stability and Agility


“The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity.” C.A.R. Hoare, Turing Award lecture.   Software and computers in general are inherently dynamic and not of a state of stasis. The only way IT, servers, software, or any other thing that has …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 64: Keep Your Company Safe – The ARRR Pillars


In this episode, Head Geeks explain the ARRR Pillars (Availability, Reliability, Resiliency, and Recoverability) and how applying them in practice can help keep your company safe. We’ll cover patch reporting and analytics, cloud logging best practices, and disaster recovery using backup best practices. Back …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 62: Security Tools Deep Dive


In this episode, Head Geek Destiny Bertucci and Security Product Manager Jamie Hynds show you how to use Security Event Manager (formerly Log & Event Manager), Patch Manager, and Network Configuration Manager to help you meet your 2018 security audit needs. Back to Video …


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5 Fundamental Strategies for Cybersecurity


Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he offers suggestions to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Agencies should focus on the basics to protect against attacks The government’s effort to balance cybersecurity with continued innovation was underscored in late 2016 with the …


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