Starwood Data breach: A Reminder of Why IT Management Best Practices Help Keep Your Infrastructure Clean & Secure

This morning Associated Press reported that a massive data breach occurred inside the Starwood network.  Five hundred million records containing personally identifiable information were stolen, exposing email addresses, credit card numbers, passport numbers, and birthdates.  Marriott, who owns Starwood, told […]

Meltdown and Spectre Mitigation on Windows / Part 1

Meltdown and Spectre Mitigation on Windows

2018 has started with yet another bombshell: the announcement of a set of vulnerabilities, named Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 / CVE-2017-5715). These vulnerabilities are deeply rooted in Intel x86 and some of the ARM-based microprocessors. These are serious security flaws […]

Detect and remove blacklisted applications

Use a free trial of Goverlan to scan remote machines for blacklisted applications. Find any version of blacklisted applications (dropbox, spotify, weather bug, toolbars!!!) Find unpatched legacy versions of applications (Java, IE, Firefox in real-time) Quietly uninstall the app and […]