Windows 10 – 200 million milestone for enterprise users

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200 million business users are now using Windows 10, as Windows 7 is set to expire in just  20 months (early 2020).  My corporate laptop was re-imaged to WIN10e in early 2018 and it has been a positive conversion experience so far. https://www.computerworld.com/article/3270953/microsoft-windows/microsoft-200m-now-use-windows-10-in-the-enterprise.html Microsoft on Tuesday said that some 200 million enterprise workers now run […]

Microsoft Flow – Cloud based workflow facility for 365 product family

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The new Microsoft Flow facility is Cloud based & a workflow facility for 365 Office product family (including Microsoft 365 also).  This article provides a good FAQ for FLOW — which is designed to automate redundant tasks through defined integration & automation.  This is illustrated in detailed link below & can improve productivity for business professionals […]

Facebook Security – 200 apps suspended for data privacy review

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Facebook has identified 200 apps that “mine user” data extensively and these are now suspended for a more detailed security review.  Each one will be reviewed for further improvements or even possible permanent suspension based on findings ahead. Facebook suspends ~200 suspicious apps out of “thousands” reviewed so far An Update on Our App Investigation […]

Microsoft Security – Windows 10 and Server 2016 audit events reference guide

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This 108 page WORD based reference manual (9.4MB) details security audit events for Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52630 You can record and store security audit events for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 to track key system and network activities, monitor potentially harmful behaviors, and mitigate risks. You control the amount of data you […]

Microsoft Security Updates – MAY 2018

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Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+May+2018+Patch+Tuesday/23637/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/microsoft-patch-tuesday-may-2018.html https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary TALOS:  Microsoft has released its monthly set of security advisories for vulnerabilities that have been identified and addressed in various products. This month’s advisory release addresses 67 new vulnerabilities, with 21 of them rated critical, 42 of them rated important, […]

FBI – 2017 Internet Crime Report

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The FBI has finalized the 2017 Internet Crime Report resulting in over 300,000 complaints & more than $1.4 billion in reported losses https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2017-internet-crime-report-released-050718 The IC3 has released its 2017 Internet Crime Report, which includes a wide range of information on common scams, crime trends, victims, financial losses, and IC3 support for law enforcement.  During 2017, […]

Project Management – Value of certification training May 2018

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The IIL shares an informative article on value of continuing education for Project Management professionals What is a Project Management Certification? And Why Do I Need It? What does certification do for you? Certification announces to your management, executives, customers, clients, hiring managers, steering committee, etc. that you are ‘board certified.’ As an instructor, I […]

Twitter – Please Change Your Password May 2018

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Twitter has fixed a recent bug where passwords were exposed in plain text mode within an internal log file.  They encourage all users to change their passwords for account safety as described below: https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/company/2018/keeping-your-account-secure.html When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company […]

Microsoft Office 365 – April 2018 Improvements

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Redmond magazine outlines recent Microsoft Office 365 improvements https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/05/01/april-office-365-improvements.aspx In a Monday announcement, Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365, who writes about monthly Office 365 improvements, conceded this point, saying that Microsoft was “consolidating updates from across Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security” in its announcements. That software combination essentially is […]

Oracle WebLogic Exploit – CVE-2018-2628 in the Wild

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SANS ISC shares an awareness of an Oracle WebLogic Exploit CVE-2018-2628 circulating in the Wild https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/WebLogic+Exploited+in+the+Wild+Again/23617/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-scan-the-web-for-vulnerable-weblogic-servers-after-oracle-botches-patch/ On April 17, 2018, Oracle patched yet another deserialization and remote execution vulnerability (CVE-2018-2628) in WebLogic. The day after, technical aspects of the vulnerability were explained in a Chinese blog post by Xinxi. By the next day, April […]


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