Anti-Virus – Performance Testing April 2013

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Microsoft Security Essentials is basic and impacts performance less than many products.  Recent product testing rates other AV product performances against the MSE performance base line http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/311241-speed-up-pc-performance-by-replacing-microsoft-s-built-in-antivirus QUOTE: However, you use your computer every day, and the last thing you want is protection that slows down everyday tasks. AV-Comparatives researchers have once again put a collection of […]

Privacy – Corporate security monitoring of employee activities

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This article shares the latest developments in monitoring employee activites for security purposes.  It also shares challenges of personal device activity (BYOD) in corporate setting http://lifeinc.today.com/_news/2013/05/16/18280258-big-brother-may-not-be-watching-but-your-employer-probably-is QUOTE: The idea of a totalitarian government monitoring your every move is probably still the stuff of fiction, but that doesn’t mean your boss doesn’t have a pretty good […]

PC Magazine – Ten Question Security Test – May 2013

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This “pop quiz” can be taken quickly and shares realistic examples for many of the latest attack scenarios.  While I got almost all items right, I did miss a couple of questions by not reading question thoroughly or not choosing the best answer http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418514,00.asp

Microsoft Security Updates – May 2013

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MS13-038 for Internet Explorer is rated as “PATCH NOW” for an exploit circulating in the wild.  All corporate and home users should apply these updates promptly.  Windows, IE, Office, and other products are updated to fix 11 vulnerabilities. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-may https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Microsoft+May+2013+Black+Tuesday+Overview/15791


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