A pre-Thanksgiving all-clear to install patches

Credit to Author: Susan Bradley| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:43:00 -0800

In the U.S., we’re quickly coming up to the start of holiday season, meaning it’s time for, well, time off. I typically add technology maintenance jobs to the monthly mix of patching and maintaining servers and workstations. This month, I’m also taking time to better understand the impact of one specific security bulletin — I honestly can’t figure out exactly what I’m supposed to do to keep my network secure. 

The good news: for most readers, none of these concerns apply to you. I’m ready to give the all-clear to go ahead and install Microsoft’s November updates on laptops, desktops and workstations — especially if you are running the Windows 10 1909 feature release. That said, do your Thanksgiving Zoom get-together first and then install any updates. I’d hate to have you see nothing but the spinning wheel of Windows updates instead of your family and friends.

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New Ways of Working for Flexibility

Credit to Author: Charise Le| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:00:14 +0000

Without a doubt, the pandemic has shifted our lives and our work. At Schneider Electric, we learned a lot during the past months, as we quickly shifted our ways of… Read more »

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Keep the water flowing with an optimized data stream to reduce operating expenses

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0000

Like most businesses this year, the water industry has had to adjust their working methods while maintaining water quality and efficient operations. Water, like many other industries has realized that… Read more »

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Power Analysis and Forensic Tools Help Industrial Plants Reduce Risk and Impact of Outages

Credit to Author: Khaled Fakhuri| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:17:22 +0000

If your industrial facility suffers a power outage, it will take down your electrical system as well as halting equipment operation and critical processes. Every minute of downtime, including retooling… Read more »

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How to stay as private as possible on the Mac

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:29:00 -0800

Apple believes in your right to privacy. Here is some advice on how to use the privacy tools it provides on your Mac. We have a guide for iPhones and iPads here.

Use a strong passcode

To secure your Mac, all your data, and your privacy it is essential to create a strong alphanumeric login password.

The temptation to use something short or easy to remember is completely understandable, but if your Mac goes missing your life is on show, so visit Security & Privacy>General and tap Change Password to pick something more challenging.

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IoT security: how Microsoft protects Azure Datacenters

Credit to Author: Lauren Goodwin| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:00:59 +0000

Azure Sphere first entered the IoT Security market in 2018 with a clear mission—to empower every organization on the planet to connect and create secure and trustworthy IoT devices. Security is the foundation for durable innovation and business resilience. Every industry investing in IoT must consider the vulnerabilities of the cyberthreat landscape. For our customers,…

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Lock and Code S1Ep20: Tracking the charities that track you online with Chris Boyd

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:00:00 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about charity organizations and online ad tracking.

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