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Colleges Want BYOD to Work But Are Struggling to Keep Networks and Data Secure

Colleges Want BYOD to Work But Are Struggling to Keep Networks and Data Secure | IT Security | Scoop.it

Mobility is powering new learning methods and opening the door for major security risks.

 

Whilst this is a huge opportunity for professors and students to engage in new learning styles — it's also an opportunity for hackers and criminals to gain access to networks and potential sensitive data.

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How to make BYOD work? Organizations need to secure their wireless networks and offer security to BYOD. Software that allows you to secure network access across all sessions types - including Wi-Fi and VPN permit an organization to control their wireless networks and offer security to BYOD.

 

Happy to say the new UserLock 7 offers Wi-Fi session control to mitigate BYOD risk and strengthen the first line of defense in a Windows Network.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011 | IT Security | Scoop.it

 

 

This is an advance notification of 14 security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on December 13, 2011.

This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the December bulletin summary on December 13, 2011.

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SharePoint security should not be an afterthought

SharePoint security should not be an afterthought | IT Security | Scoop.it

Many admins and IT managers mistakenly fail to properly protect SharePoint. Here are four SharePoint security aspects that should not be overlooked.

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Windows XP will be the biggest security threat in 2012

Windows XP will be the biggest security threat in 2012 | IT Security | Scoop.it

According to F-Secure, machines running Microsoft's older operating system will be the biggest security threat in 2012.

Windows 7 may have become the most popular PC operating system in the world, StatCounter figures for October revealed Windows 7 runs 40.5 percent of PCs across the world, while XP can be found on 38.5 percent.

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Fighting off Microsoft Hyper-V security hacks

Fighting off Microsoft Hyper-V security hacks | IT Security | Scoop.it

Learn how inherent security configurations in Microsoft Hyper-V can help reduce your virtual attack surface, starting with the initial Hyper-V setup and deployment.

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Windows XP Has 10-Times The Infection Rate Of Windows 7

Windows XP Has 10-Times The Infection Rate Of Windows 7 | IT Security | Scoop.it

The Security Intelligence Report is a biannual report by Microsoft that analyzes past and present security trends. It focuses on “software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malicious and potentially unwanted software, and security breaches”.

The latest report published yesterday focuses on the first and second quarter of 2011 and compares the findings with data from previous years.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2011 | IT Security | Scoop.it

- Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2588516)
- Vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2620704)
- Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2630837)
- Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Denial of Service (2617657)

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Microsoft Security Advisory (2639658): Vulnerability in TrueType Font Parsing Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Microsoft is investigating a vulnerability in a Microsoft Windows component, the Win32k TrueType font parsing engine. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2011 | IT Security | Scoop.it

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on November 8, 2011.

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Microsoft announces security and privacy improvements for Office 365

Microsoft announces security and privacy improvements for Office 365 | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its cloud productivity service, Office 365, is the first and only major cloud-based service to offer security standards across the U.S. and EU.

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Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer

Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer | IT Security | Scoop.it

 

A scary vulnerability in Java that was detected over the summer, and which Oracle has subsequently fixed, is being exploited by people who create the malware and crimeware that causes so many headaches for home users and corporate IT departments.

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It's Time to Dump The "Insider Threat"

It's Time to Dump The "Insider Threat" | IT Security | Scoop.it

 

I've never been a fan of the term "insider threat" because I think it actually distracts us from properly characterizing and focusing on the problem. For many years, it meant a rogue internal user, and that's still how many people use it.

 

But the problem is that for every Bradley Manning (Wikileaks), there might be hundreds of Albert Gonzaleses trying to crack your perimeter.

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BitLocker's improvements leave gaps to be aware of

BitLocker's improvements leave gaps to be aware of | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft's built-in encryption tool, BitLocker, has hidden costs that might outweigh Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring improvements.

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2012 Security Spending To Hold Strong

2012 Security Spending To Hold Strong | IT Security | Scoop.it

For 2012, 37% of information security professionals say their business plans to increase its security spending, while only 16% expect their security spending to decrease.

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Microsoft fixes gaping hole in Windows TCP/IP stack

Microsoft fixes gaping hole in Windows TCP/IP stack | IT Security | Scoop.it

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. Microsoft urges Windows users to treat this update with the utmost priority.

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IT administrators give thanks for light Patch Tuesday

IT administrators give thanks for light Patch Tuesday | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft is giving IT administrators a break for Thanksgiving, with only four security bulletins for this month’s Patch Tuesday.

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Patch Tuesday: Fix for 'Duqu' zero-day not likely this month

Patch Tuesday: Fix for 'Duqu' zero-day not likely this month | IT Security | Scoop.it

Three of the bulletins carry “remote code execution” risk while the fourth exposes Windows users to denial-of-service attacks.

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