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Warning: Your Windows 10 may not be supported!

Warning: Your Windows 10 may not be supported!

That is, if you are running Windows 10 version 1511 which Microsoft declared end of life (EOL) after October 10, 2017.

Maybe you overlooked the deadline amidst the 62 Patch Tuesday updates Microsoft issued that very same day. Perhaps the storm of ensuing cybersecurity vulnerabilities (KRACK, Bad Rabbit) pushed it further down the to-do list.

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Our “Outlook” on February Patch Tuesday

Our “Outlook” on February Patch Tuesday

With stability restored from last month’s Meltdown and Spectre patches, we’ve resumed 100% patching just in time for some big hitters this month.

Microsoft issued 50 security fixes this month as part of February’s Patch Tuesday release. These patches cover vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Edge and its JavaScript engine ChakraCore. One public disclosure was released (Read more

Red Flag Alert: Highest Severity Cisco ASA Firewall Vulnerability Currently Under Attack

Red Flag Alert: Highest Severity Cisco ASA Firewall Vulnerability Currently Under Attack

Should you be worried? Given attacks are already in the wild, remediation is definitely a top priority for your network admin team.

This is what you need to know.

What is it?

Cisco has issued an update to its  January 29 security advisory that alerted customers to the highest rated critical vulnerability on its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall platform’s Web VPN services.

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My Year In Finance: More Rewarding Than Taxing

My Year In Finance: More Rewarding Than Taxing

About 18 months ago, I was doing what 99% of trainee accountants do – learning my craft in the traditional accounting consultancy environment. I quickly realized that I was looking for something a little less conventional to advance my career. I found it at Options.

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8 for ’18: Checklist To Secure Your Corporate Network From Mobile Device Risks

8 for ’18: Checklist To Secure Your Corporate Network From Mobile Device Risks

Hackers love that we are connected outside the office environment more than ever. Mobility brings greater vulnerability to the corporate network the moment employees check email on phones, connect laptops to public WiFi. Having a good policy in place and exercising extra vigilance is key. Take our quick checklist test to see if your firm is covering all the bases for mobile device security.

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My First 100 Days At Options

My First 100 Days At Options

5 countries, 10 cities, 100 days. As a new graduate recruit, I can vouch that we definitely do things differently here! With 66% of my first 100 days spent living in another country, it's safe to say life at Options is fast-paced, ever-changing and full of opportunity. Here are a few of the milestones from my first 100 days.

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Meltdown and Spectre Update: Patching Suspended

Meltdown and Spectre Update: Patching Suspended

Damned If You Patch, Damned If You Don’t

The furore over Meltdown and Spectre continues. Not only have an abundance of (seemingly rushed) patches been released this week and last, but Intel and Microsoft have finally confessed to performance impacts across workstations and desktops.

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2018 “Meltdown” already…

2018 “Meltdown” already…

Only 4 days into 2018 and the sense of foreboding has already started to resonate across IT security teams with the debut of two major security flaws: Meltdown and Spectre.

If the ominous names haven’t caused enough concern, perhaps it’s the panic caused by the media storm, vendor denials and ambiguity around remediating the vulnerabilities.

Take a breath and read on to find out everything you need to know.

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New Year, New SOCs

New Year, New SOCs

The new SSAE 18 standard was introduced just after we had completed our 2017 SOC 1 assessment (under SSAE 16). We interpreted this as an opportunity to re-run the audit process at the end of the year (and maintained our tradition of passing without exception!).

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Top 5 Cyber Security Lessons for 2018

Top 5 Cyber Security Lessons for 2018

Before you start making your 2018 resolutions, it’s time to sit down with your last cup of eggnog and reflect on all that 2017 taught us in the cyber security world…

Spam is War

According to Symantec, spam is not only increasing rapidly, but more than half (54%) of all emails sent are spam. In addition to this, Read more

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