Privacy – San Bernardino Apple verses FBI case FAQ

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PC World shares a detailed FAQ related to this specific case http://www.pcworld.com/article/3036102/legal/apple-versus-fbi-faq-explainer.html At this writing, Apple’s battle with the FBI over how much it can and should help in the investigation of the San Bernardino shootings is less than a week old. But already it’s explosive to say the least. The government has accused Apple […]

Mobile Technology – Samsung Galaxy S7 announced

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The new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge add new features and improved camera performance as highlighted in PC Magazine review below: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2499438,00.asp BARCELONA—The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the biggest new flagship phones announced at Mobile World Congress, but you might not realize it at first glance. They look an awful lot […]

Windows 10 Security – ISSA Alamo Chapter Presentation

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This 43 slide presentation is informative in sharing WIN10 security exposures and mitigation techniques  https://yungchou.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/my-presentation-on-windows-10-security-at-issa-alamo-chapter/ I had a chance to speak about Windows 10 security and met great folks in San Antonio. My topic was  “Facing increasing malware threats and a growing trend of BYOD with Windows 10” and here’s  the presentation.

Windows 10 – Major Release History

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Windows 10 has had two major releases so far, as documented below: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/update-history-windows-10 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-info https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt598226.aspx We’re currently delivering updates to two distinct Windows 10 branches. The July initial launch branch (build 10240), and the November update branch (build 10586). We introduced new operating system features in November after having previewed, or “flighted”, them with our Windows […]

Microsoft Security Updates – FEBRUARY 2016

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Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms16-feb https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+February+2016+Patch+Tuesday/20711/ http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/02/ms-tuesday.html Today, Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release contains twelve bulletins addressing 37 vulnerabilities. Five bulletins are rated critical and address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows […]

Corporate Security – 2016 Employee work and home use safeguards

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As BYOD devices and home access to corporate systems are popular options in corporate IT, home and work security can sometimes blend together.  Thus it is important to have strong security controls and employ best practices universally. Some of the key exposures are enumerated in the excellent slideshow by eWeek below: http://www.eweek.com/security/slideshows/10-things-employees-can-do-to-improve-it-security-in-2016.html In 2015, the […]

Security Awareness – 2015 RSA Security Blogger Awards

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Graham Cluley shares an informal contest which highlights several excellent security sites that are valuable resources https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/02/whats-favourite-security-blog/ Every year, during the RSA Conference, the fine folks at the Security Bloggers Network get together at a sports bar in San Francisco, and catch up with their fellow bloggers.  There is also the chance that they might […]

Security Awareness – February 9 designated as Safer Internet Day

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This general security awareness for public in general, is set aside as a designated “day” on FEB 9th each year.  I plan to watch the webcast at 1pm Eastern time http://saferinternetday.us/ ConnectSafely.org welcomes you to the U.S. home of Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries around the […]


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