These are weekly reviews of the reports from CERT. Nothing too horrible this week, but I provide more insights into what to look for and why. I did review the Shockwave Player vulnerability after recording the video and determined that since it is not a common component for most of our audience it did not merit a separate bulletin and notice. This is a weekly feature here at Managed Solutions.
The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin is a tool that provides frequent alerts on threats that affect computer technology. It is an essential tool for individuals in the business to see in one place the majority of known security risks affecting an extremely broad range of platforms and technologies. Here are # reasons why every IT person should review this list weekly:
- The list is not platform specifc and covers everything from drivers to your Mac or PC software and OS.
- It is sorted by the range of how critical the vulnerability is including High, Medium and Low.
- The layout is very logical and a basic description of the problem, scoring, links to info and to patches.
So if you’re serious about IT security or just wish to be more informed, the US-CERT bulletins can make you much more informed as to where the risks are. Don’t rely on the latest news of the hacking of Google accounts to learn about the issues, it’s already too late then.
Microsoft has created a new Application Compatibility List for Windows 7. While they state it is for IT professionals anyone can access it via their website. If you are unsure if applications you need will work (use this link to learn about how to make anything compatible if it is not on the list below) with Windows 7 this is a great place to start:
This is a great resource for anyone planning or performing structured wiring installations. We have used this table in the past to make sure we size conduits appropriately for current need + room for expansion.