September 2020 – National Preparedness Month

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Annually each September is designated as “National Preparedness Month”.  The theme is to prepare in advance for potential security events where a contingency plan should be updated to all latest changes & firms should be ready from DR perspective or other outages. https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/09/03/september-national-preparedness-month September is National Preparedness Month, which promotes family and community disaster planning. […]

CISA – increased worldwide DoS and DDoS attacks September 2020

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The USA cybersecurity agencies are alerting organizations of increasing “network flood attacks” that can cause slowdowns or shutdown servers. https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/09/04/dos-and-ddos-attacks-against-multiple-sectors CISA is aware of open-source reporting of targeted denial-of-service (DoS) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against finance and business organizations worldwide. For more information, see CISA’s Tip onUnderstanding Denial-of-Service Attacks. A DoS attack is accomplished by […]

Microsoft Security Updates – SEPTEMBER 2020

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Microsoft has released important “Patch Tuesday” monthly security updates. These should applied promptly as some of these vulnerabilities have potential to be actively exploited in-the-wild: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+September+2020+Patch+Tuesday/26544/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/09/microsoft-patch-tuesday-for-sept-2020.html https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2020/9/8/the-september-2020-security-update-review https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/09/08/microsoft-releases-september-2020-security-updates For September, Microsoft released patches for 129 CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Edge (EdgeHTML-based and Chromium-based), ChakraCore, Internet Explorer (IE), SQL Server, Office and Office […]


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