Thursday, October 1, 2020
Computerworld

Lessons learned: Onboarding new employees during a pandemic

COVID-19 means just about everyone who can do so now works from home, but the rapid pace at which this happened put IT under a great deal of pressure, so, what have we learned that may help in future? The...
Computerworld

Lessons learned: Provisioning new employees during a pandemic

COVID-19 means just about everyone who can do so now works from home. But the rapid pace at which this happened put IT under a great deal of pressure, so, what have we learned that may help in future? The...
Computerworld

JNUC 2020 opens with big news for Apple and Azure

Apple in the enterprise focused company, Jamf, kicked off its virtual JNUC conference today with a deluge of news and information for Mac, iPhone and iPad using enterprises. Apple and Microsoft together for work The show comes at a pivotal moment...
Computerworld

How to fix Android’s Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

Android's Smart Lock feature is spectacular — that is, when it actually works. Smart Lock has been around since 2014's Android 5.0 era (which, according to my calculations, was approximately "an eternity" ago by 2020 standards). The basic idea behind...
Computerworld

Microsoft Patch Alert: September 2020

What September’s patching frenzy lacked in fireworks, it more than compensated for in volume – and belligerence. Server 2016 hiccups on Security Options. Win10 version 2004 surprises – Lenovo still hasn’t fixed its Blue Screen-inducing Biometric Security setting; the...
Computerworld

Dual biometrics for banking: Double trouble or super-secure?

In an unusual experiment, two European banks (one in Hungary, the other in Spain) are trying to boost security and – nonintuitively – convenience by layering one biometric authentication method on top of another. The two biometrics are facial recognition...
Computerworld

Pandemic gives VDI a new lease on life

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to working from home have brought about numerous technological disruptions, many centered around how organizations deliver IT services to their workforce. Technologies that were dabbled in before, like videoconferencing, have suddenly become standard...
Computerworld

How IT can keep remote workers’ Windows 7 PCs safe

In the time of COVID-19, with so many people working from home, it’s inevitable that many will be using Windows 7 devices. And that’s a big security problem for IT. As of January 2020, Windows 7 is no longer...
Computerworld

Why you need Apple support to secure the C-suite

I get it. You’re one of those enterprises that doesn’t (yet) support Apple products among employees, but does that moratorium extend to the C-suite? I’m willing to bet it does not, and that’s why even Windows-only IT must learn...
Computerworld

Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

A majority of IT administrators polled this summer said that the twice-a-year Windows 10 feature upgrades are not useful – or rarely so – a stunning stance considering how much effort Microsoft puts into building the updates. About 58% of...
Computerworld

How COVID-19 has changed IT’s focus and plans for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic – and the lockdowns that followed last spring – wrought changes across IT operations and strategy as businesses and employees adjusted to a new environment. But what changes were made, and which ones are likely to...
Computerworld

A fat Windows Update for September’s Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released 129 updates to its Windows ecosystem, but the good news  this month is that we are not responding to any zero-days or publicly reported vulnerabilities. Microsoft appears to be getting serious about removing Adobe Flash Player...
Computerworld

Beaucoup bugs beset this month’s Windows patches

Someday, you’ll tell your grandkids about the halcyon days of July and August 2020, when Microsoft took pity on us poor patching souls and introduced few bugs in its stew of Patch Tuesday patches. Now, it looks like we’re well...
Computerworld

Microsoft puts Application Guard for Office into public preview

Microsoft has launched a public preview of "Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office," a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents so that attack code carried by malicious files can't reach the operating system or its applications. On Monday, a...
Computerworld

Yes, you can install the August Windows and Office patches now

It looks like we’re good to go with Microsoft's August Windows and Office patches. The second cumulative update for Windows 8.1, KB 4578013, throws some Virtual Private Networks out of kilter, and the Win7 patches may knock out your...

#DTXNOW: Managing Uncertainty to Build Lasting Resilience in Security Teams

#DTXNOW: Managing Uncertainty to Build Lasting Resilience in Security Teams IT and security teams must learn how to navigate to uncertain environments in order to build lasting resilience, according to Jordan Schroeder, deputy MD & managing CISO at Hefestis, speaking...

InterPlanetary Storm: Cross-platform P2P botnet infects computers and IoT devices

IoT botnets have come a long way since Mirai showed its devastating potential in 2016 with distributed denial-of-server attacks that exceeded in strength anything seen before then. Myriad malware programs now infect poorly secured or vulnerable routers, IP cameras,...
The Register

Huawei’s UK code reviewers say the company is still crap at basic software security

Last year telcos scrambled to plug 'critical user-facing vuln' in Chinese network kit UK.gov security researchers examining Huawei source code have so far verified just eight firmware binaries out of more than 60 used across Britain's mobile phone networks,...
ZDNet

With API attacks rising, Cloudflare launches a free API security tool

Claudflare launches API Shield, a new service to protect web APIs against attacks.
IBM Security

Integrating Security Awareness Training Into Employee Onboarding

Training your team on security awareness is an essential part of a successful security program. And, new employee onboarding is an optimal time to introduce your staff to your security best practices. This is in large part due to the...