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10 Tips for Getting Started With IT Security Metrics

10 Tips for Getting Started With IT Security Metrics | IT Security | Scoop.it

Security metrics are becoming a vital part of IT operations in many large organizations and it takes some time to get everyone in the company involved.

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Microsoft introduces detection for Bafruz trojan

Microsoft introduces detection for Bafruz trojan | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft has updated its Software Removal Tool to detect the Bafruz trojan, which is capable of multiple payloads and disabling antivirus products.

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Attack Surface Analyzer 1.0 Released

Attack Surface Analyzer 1.0 Released | IT Security | Scoop.it

The purpose of the free Attack Surface Analyzer tool is to help software developers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IT Professionals better understand changes in Windows systems’ attack surface resulting from the installation of new applications.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012 | IT Security | Scoop.it

This month, Microsoft released 9 patches that repair a total of 16 vulnerabilities. Of these vulnerabilities, there were 6 remote code execution vulnerabilities, 6 elevation of privilege vulnerabilities, and 4 information disclosure vulnerabilities.

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Use MS Security Compliance Manager to secure your Windows environment

Use MS Security Compliance Manager to secure your Windows environment | IT Security | Scoop.it

Alfonso Barreiro recommends Microsoft’s Security Compliance Manager tool to help you create and maintain security baselines using Group Policy Object.

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Windows 7 to Windows 8: Tips on easing users' migration anxieties

Windows 7 to Windows 8: Tips on easing users' migration anxieties | IT Security | Scoop.it

Windows 8 Metro is such a major UI change that users migrating from Windows 7 might need some hand-holding. Read more Windows 8 migration tips.

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Microsoft Security Advisory (2718704): Unauthorized Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing

Microsoft Security Advisory (2718704): Unauthorized Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft is aware of active attacks using three unauthorized digital certificates derived by a Microsoft Certificate Authority. An unauthorized certificate could be used to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks. This issue affects all supported releases of Microsoft Windows.

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Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers

Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers | IT Security | Scoop.it

A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.

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Confidential data: Delete it or eat it, say security experts

Confidential data: Delete it or eat it, say security experts | IT Security | Scoop.it

Hoarding sensitive information is easy and inexpensive, but as the collected information grows, so do the risks.

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What you should know about Windows 8 security features

What you should know about Windows 8 security features | IT Security | Scoop.it

Alfonso Barreiro takes a detailed look at all the security features available in each edition of Windows 8, including what’s brand new, improved, and carried over from previous versions.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Secure Your Windows Server

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Secure Your Windows Server | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft provides a vast array of security mechanisms for Windows Server 2008 R2. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which individual security mechanisms and settings you should use to adequately secure your servers.


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10 security problems you might not realize you have

10 security problems you might not realize you have | IT Security | Scoop.it

It’s easy to get distracted by high profile security threats and let more subtle — but equally destructive — risks fall through the cracks.

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End of Windows XP support era signals beginning of security nightmare

End of Windows XP support era signals beginning of security nightmare | IT Security | Scoop.it

Consumer, corporate and even SCADA systems could be at risk when Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP.

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9 popular IT security practices that just don't work

9 popular IT security practices that just don't work | IT Security | Scoop.it

The security products and techniques you rely on most aren't keeping you as secure as you think.

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What Windows 8 has done to improve security

What Windows 8 has done to improve security | IT Security | Scoop.it

Windows 8 is getting mixed reviews but there’s no doubt that Microsoft has taken significant steps to improve security.

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Five apps for your portable security kit

Five apps for your portable security kit | IT Security | Scoop.it

Portable security apps can come in quite handy in the field. Here are five lesser-known apps worth checking out.

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Uninstalling Antivirus Software, the Clean Way: 40 Removal Tools & Instructions

Uninstalling Antivirus Software, the Clean Way: 40 Removal Tools & Instructions | IT Security | Scoop.it

Whether you just bought a new system with bloatware or you're just seeking greener pastures, you'll eventually have to uninstall security software. Here's a handy consolidated resource with links to removal tools and/or removal instructions.

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Insider Threats Confound Enterprise Security Efforts

Insider Threats Confound Enterprise Security Efforts | IT Security | Scoop.it

CIFAS, a UK-based nonprofit association, reports that they measured a 14.5% increase in the number of reported cases of staff initiated fraud in 2011 over those reported in 2010.

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Emergency Windows Update released to thwart spoofed Microsoft certificate in Flame malware

Emergency Windows Update released to thwart spoofed Microsoft certificate in Flame malware | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft released an emergency Windows Update over the weekend to address a certificate spoof issue.

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Top 5 Myths About Insider Threats

Top 5 Myths About Insider Threats | IT Security | Scoop.it

Misconceptions and misunderstandings abound when it comes to insider threats. Many organizations fail to identify the scope and severity of risk posed by insiders because they adhere to mistaken beliefs about what kind of insiders present danger to their organizations and how.

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Preventing Insider Threats

Preventing Insider Threats | IT Security | Scoop.it

Insider threats know the ins and outs of all systems in place and can wreak havoc on your operation while they are employed and sometimes after they are let go.

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Internal threats not given the attention of external threats

Internal threats not given the attention of external threats | IT Security | Scoop.it

Internal threats are being severely underestimated by organisations in comparison with the attention given to external threats.

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Microsoft Sees Cloud As SMB Security Cure

Microsoft Sees Cloud As SMB Security Cure | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft pushing the idea that cloud services offer more cost-effective security for SMBs than the alternative.

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Three critical patches released by Microsoft last night

Three critical patches released by Microsoft last night | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft released seven bulletins last night to cover three critical and four important flaws.

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Ten Ways to Handle Insider Threats

Ten Ways to Handle Insider Threats | IT Security | Scoop.it

Tough economic times make it tempting for an employee to switch his white hat to a black one for financial gain. Insider threats also include contractors, auditors, and anyone who has authorized access to systems.

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