PowerShell 7 Preview 4 – Release planned for January 2020

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PowerShell 7 Preview 4 This coming PowerShell 7 release will be a so-called “long-term servicing” release, but it’ll follow Microsoft’s Modern Lifecycle Support policy. What that likely means (based on Microsoft’s description for PowerShell 6.x) is that PowerShell 7 users will need to update the product within six months when minor upgrades get released by Microsoft, […]

Office 365 – new Security Privacy and Policy advisor

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https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Security-Privacy-and-Compliance/Security-Policy-Advisor-for-Office-365-ProPlus-is-now-Generally/ba-p/835778 Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of Security Policy Advisor, a new service that can help enterprises improve the security of Office 365 ProPlus clients in their organization. Security Policy Advisor has been in preview for the past few months and we wanted to first thank all our previewers who have […]

Microsoft 365 – ADMIN center template facility

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https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-365-Blog/New-to-admin-center-Templates-for-adding-users-faster/ba-p/856424 We’ve heard your feedback – creating multiple users with the same settings can be frustrating and time-consuming. I am pleased to announce the addition of templates to the active users page in Microsoft 365 admin center. We hope that this feature will streamline your work and help you achieve more.  You can now create […]

Azure VNET – offers new private network support

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Azure VNET “Private Link” – offers new private network support for improved security verses the standard Internet based version for large enterprises https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/09/18/azure-private-link-preview.aspx https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-private-link/ Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Azure Private Link, an option for keeping Azure service connections off the public Internet.  With Azure Private Link, connections to Azure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions happen […]

CISA – Network Security best practices September 2019

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released 4 new best practices for security https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/09/20/cisa-releases-four-new-insights-products Each of the following products provides a description of the threat, lessons learned, recommendations, and additional relevant resources: Mitigate DNS Infrastructure Tampering Remediate Vulnerabilities for Internet-Accessible Systems Secure High Value Assets Enhance Email and Web Security

CWE Team – identifies top 25 software errors for 2019

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The Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors is a list of the most widespread and critical weaknesses that can lead to serious vulnerabilities in software.  https://cwe.mitre.org/top25/archive/2019/2019_cwe_top25.html Rank ID Name Score [1] CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer 75.56 [2] CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During […]

Google Chrome – v77 critical security update September 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/09/10/google-releases-security-updates-chrome https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/09/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html Google has released Chrome version 77.0.3865.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.

LastPass Password Manager – v4.33 release improves safety

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https://www.cnet.com/news/lastpass-fixed-a-major-exploit/ Password manager LastPass had an exploit that could be abused to reveal a user’s credentials. The company has fixed the issue in its latest update, according to a blog post Monday. For a hacker to take advantage of the bug, victims would have to be using the Chrome or Opera browser with the LastPass extension […]

CIS Security – Security Event Malware primer September 2019

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CIS Security has just released a “Security Event Malware primer” that shares important prevention controls & awareness for the latest malware attacks Security Event Primer – Malware 2.1 Maintain Inventory of Authorized Software 2.2 Ensure Software is Supported by Vendor 2.7 Utilize Application Whitelisting 3.4 Deploy Automated Operating System Patch Management Tools 3.5 Deploy Automated […]

Apple – iPhone 11 and Watch 5 product launch September 2019

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