Disclaimer: We are not attempting to place blame or accuse any government organization. This post mentions The Equation Group. This group is supposedly associated with the NSA, but we have no way of verifying this information.
The Shadow Brokers is a well-known hacking group. They released another bundle of exploits that it offered to sell back in January of this year. The offered it anyone willing to meet their bid. These exploits said to be from the Equation Group that has been noted in other releases in the last couple years. The vast majority of the 12 updates were already patched in previous Microsoft updates.
The security of today’s information systems go far beyond the general protection measures that were once considered to provide ample security against intrusion.For many companies that are implementing new technologies one of the top priorities during the planning phase is security. There are many different aspects that define the overall security of a company’s infrastructure, one of which is patch management.
Server and network availability is an essential aspect of maintaining business productivity and continuity. IT administrators face many challenges and responsibilities when it comes to maintaining the network and keeping downtime at a minimum. Depending upon the size of the organization there are many components to keep track of such as device management, updates, patching, new application configurations, compliance requirements, and issues that arise as the result of human error or environmental factors. So, what are some of the challenges that IT administrators face and what are some of the ways you can overcome these issues?
Cloud computing provides many companies with the ability to reduce IT infrastructure costs while improving productivity and responsiveness. This allows company staff to focus on getting results instead of monitoring and maintaining the infrastructure that supports critical business applications.
According to Gartner, an IT technology research and advisory company, cloud revenue is expected to (more…)