Microsoft Defender for Endpoint brings remote deployment to iOS

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 07:45:00 -0800

With the latest Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) preview for iOS, Microsoft has taken another step that should make life easier for IT administrators who need to secure remote iOS devices at the endpoint.

Endpoint protection without the user friction

The MDE preview includes a new capability to install Defender for Endpoint remotely and automatically on any devices enrolled in the service. The company first announced its intention to deliver the feature last month.

In practice, this seems relatively friction-free.

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How to choose the right UEM platform

Credit to Author: Bob Violino| Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 03:00:00 -0700

Endpoint devices have become so ubiquitous, connected, and data-intensive that they are among the most valuable technology assets an organization has today. They’re also some of the biggest security risks. It’s no surprise, then, that managing the large and growing number of smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktops, and other end-user products is a high priority for IT.

For a growing number of enterprises, unified endpoint management (UEM) is the method of choice for keeping management of endpoints from descending into chaos. UEM platforms are designed to simplify the management of devices and enhance the security of heterogeneous environments.

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Security pros agree about threats—convincing everyone else is the problem

Credit to Author: Philip Christian| Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 15:51:16 +0000

Getting leadership outside the security org to take threats seriously remains a thorny issue for security pros working at small- and medium-sized businesses.

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Why enterprises must install the latest macOS software patch

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 07:52:00 -0700

Enterprises should install Apple’s latest macOS Big Sur 11.3 update to secure their Macs. I spoke with Jamf Mac security expert Jaron Bradley, who explained why.

Install macOS 11.3 immediately

Enterprise users running fleets of Macs should get their IT support teams to approve the installation of Apple’s macOS Big Sur 11.3 update as swiftly as possible; the update should protect Macs against a serious software vulnerability that places data at risk.

As first spotted by Cedric Owens (and subsequently heavily researched by Jamf), the malware — a new version of a known Shlayer vulnerability — spreads in the following ways:

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Malwarebytes releases SMB Cybersecurity Trust & Confidence Report 2021

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:01:00 +0000

We spoke with 704 CIOs, IT directors, sysadmins, decision makers, and heads of security from small- to medium-sized businesses. What did we find?

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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

Credit to Author: Bob Violino| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 03:00:00 -0800

A year ago, IT and cybersecurity teams faced a number of challenges — constantly emerging threats, data privacy regulations, and a significant and widening skills gap, to name a few. Then things really got difficult.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on business processes changed the security dynamic in a big way, making matters even more complex. Shifts to cloud services were accelerated. E-commerce efforts were launched or expanded. COVID-related cyberattacks became common.

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