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Windows Cumulative Patching

In order to improve the quality of Windows, and to reduce the complexity of the patching process, Microsoft introduced Windows cumulative patching. This was introduced in Windows 10, and in order to explore these in more detail, we need to look at how patches are divided. Quality Updates Quality Updates are a single monthly cumulative patch containing […]

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Windows Patches: A Guide to Awareness

Windows Patches are a nuisance which causes frustration to everyone in the IT staff, particularly due to having to reboot servers. Every month, Microsoft releases between 1 and 40 Individual windows patches which are part of security updates, and non-security updates. There are different levels of regression testing that goes on with these patches. For […]

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The Difference Between Encryption and Cryptography

The difference between encryption and cryptography can be distinguished by understanding the purpose of each. Cryptography is the science of disguising your writing, or simply “secret writing”. This form has evolved over many years, as far back as stenography, which is the science of hiding a secret message inside another. Encryption, which is an essential […]

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Data Loss Prevention: Customize A Search

When configuring a custom search, your DLP vendor will give you an interface to enter a regex or a keyword, and allow you to select additional rules around a match. Most of these interfaces are limited in actions, due to the variety of different rule sets you may have for your custom search. This can […]

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DLP Alternatives – Protect Your Organization

There are many DLP alternatives which provide a cost effective solution when identifying what’s lurking in your servers. You have over 100 servers and identifying what type of data your organization has is the first step in trying to protect it. Depending on your budget, in today’s world, DLP software is expensive. For example, Varonis, […]

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