Microsoft – Cross Cloud Support with Oracle June 2019

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For large enterprises, expanded “cloud-to-cloud” cross support between Microsoft and Oracle cloud services was announced as follows https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/06/05/microsoft-oracle-cross-cloud.aspx https://www.oracle.com/cloud/oci-azure.html Microsoft and Oracle on Wednesday together announced an expansion of their partnership, with new “cross-cloud” capabilities for larger organizations to tap. Both companies, as providers of public cloud services to organizations, have been competitors, but they’ve […]

Cisco – June 2019 Security Advisories and Security Updates

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Some critical advisories & security updates have been issued for the large family of CISCO products as reflected below https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/publicationListing.x 1. Industrial Network Director Remote Code Execution Vulnerability 2. Unified Communications Manager IM&P Service, Cisco TelePresence VCS, and Cisco Expressway Series Denial of Service Vulnerability 3. Webex Meetings Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability 4. TelePresence Video […]

Network Vulnerability Assessments – 3 key focal points June 2019

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The SANS Internet Storm Center shares 3 key focal points to get best value from Network Vulnerability assessments (1) Vulneratibility scans (2) Network Peneration Testing (3) Red Team Testing … The SANS ISC itself offers an EXCELLENT knowledge base for these activities https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Getting+proper+value+out+of+security+assessments/25004/ https://isc.sans.edu When purchasing (or performing) a security assessment, knowing exactly what you […]

Chrome v75 – New Features and Security Improvements

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For Android a new strong password feature can help users choose safer passwords. Also a new “reader mode” is available for the PC version of browser. https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/05/chrome-75-stable-rollout/ Google is slowly making the stable version of Chrome 75 available for all users on both mobile and desktop. It comes with various features for every platform, starting […]

Security – NSA patch now warning for WIN7 RDP Bluekeep worm potential

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The NSA, Microsoft, and others are warning of the need to immediately patch older versions to Windows to be current through the MAY 2019 Patch Tuesday updates, including even XP and Win2003 have special patches because they are out of active support     Windows 7, XP, and other editions of Windows Server 2003 & […]

Windows 10 – iTunes will continue unchanged

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For Windows users, iTunes will continue “as is” for foreseeable future, as it is one of the most current apps available.  Only Apple users will see the new 3-way digital approach (e.g., Music, TV, and Podcast apps) as part of iOS 13 release in future. https://www.pcmag.com/news/368772/apple-itunes-lives-on-for-windows-pc-users On Monday, Apple announced plans to retire iTunes, but the […]

Apple WWDC 2019 — Keynote and Highlights videos

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Apple WWDC 2019 – iOS 13 thirteen new features

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PC Magazine highlights the “13 Coolest Features” in iOS 13 announced yesterday at Apple’s WWDC 2019 conference https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368749/the-13-coolest-features-in-ios-13 QUOTE:   When Apple announces its newest operating systems each year at WWDC, the sheer amount of information the company throws at you can be overwhelming. In iOS 13 alone is a laundry list of new apps and […]

Data Breach – Quest Diagnostic compromise impacts 12 million accounts

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Around 12 million individuals were exposed in an unauthorized breach of medical records as documented below Quest Diagnostics says 11.9 million patients affected by data breach Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the country, warned Monday that 11.9 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached […]

Security Awareness Training importance – June 2019

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The importance of Security Awareness Training is greater than ever as the bad guys use advanced technology & social engineering to gain inside footholds.  Both technological & human behavior defenses have always been an important part of computer security programs. Employee education strategies that work to change behavior QUOTE:  Increasingly, organizations have come to understand […]


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