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January Patch Tuesday: New Year, New Patches

January Patch Tuesday: New Year, New Patches

The holidays are over. Our batteries are recharged and we’re ready to tackle 2019! The second Tuesday has arrived which means it’s time to get patching…

After last month’s Zero Day challenges (Zero Day being where a new found vulnerability was already being exploited by attackers in the wild), everyone should be comforted to hear Microsoft are advising of no Zero Day vulnerabilities this month.

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December Patches: Yule Be Mad To Miss Them

December Patches: Yule Be Mad To Miss Them

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, roasting chestnuts on an open fire and sipping your favourite festive drink by the tree...but before we can do any of that, we have vulnerabilities to manage. Yes, on the 11th day of Christmas, Microsoft, Adobe and Mozilla have all dished out a number of patches that need to be gift wrapped and express delivered to each of your machines.

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Patch Tuesday: Halloween Tricks or Treats?

Patch Tuesday: Halloween Tricks or Treats?

Halloween is just around the corner and while there are a reduced number of patching scares this October, Microsoft have encountered a horror with their Windows 10 1809 feature update...

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Bringing it home – Taking your career to Belfast

Bringing it home – Taking your career to Belfast

Have you ever considered moving to Belfast? For many years, decades even, the answer to that question (for the vast majority) was no. The same applied to graduates like myself, who instinctively left Belfast after university, for pastures new. The recent local theatre phenomenon and acclaimed film, Read more

Racking up 2 million miles in 12 months with Options

Racking up 2 million miles in 12 months with Options

When I joined Options’ Graduate & Placement Programme in June 2018, I knew that travel was going to be a big part of my training. But I never expected to be part of Options’ 2 million mile journey! This year, we’ve already surpassed our Read more

Cybersecurity: 4 Point Plan

Cybersecurity: 4 Point Plan

With unprecedented and continued government warning to the financial sector (from the FBI, GCHQ & EU Regulators, to name but a few) the need to mitigate cyber fraud has never been greater. But have you covered the basics? Don't be complacent - act now and follow our 4 Point Plan:

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Patch Tuesday: Foreshadow Casts Its Shade

Patch Tuesday: Foreshadow Casts Its Shade

It may still be vacation season, but this month’s Patch Tuesday has confirmed that security doesn't take a holiday! Microsoft have addressed 12 critical vulnerabilities and of course, the casting of Foreshadow.

In an already challenging year for CPU manufactures, there is now a third major chip flaw to add to Spectre and Meltdown.

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DUO: Our Authentication Ally

DUO: Our Authentication Ally

With a staggering 81% of compromised user accounts accessed through stolen or weak passwords, user authentication poses one of the greatest cybersecurity risks in 2018. Whether through remote connectivity, shared services or email, there are no shortage of widely used technologies that (conditions permitting) make industrialised cybercrime and sophisticated hacking a walk in the park.

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Options: In Solidarity With Pride

Options: In Solidarity With Pride

At Options, we are always seeking to add value to our global team. Whether through cultivating our employee’s health and fitness, maintaining a flat structure for career development or offering some of the most exciting travel opportunities in the sector, there are no shortage of company-wide initiatives that ensure our workforce are rewarded and, more importantly, valued.

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Building Fitness Into Company Culture

Building Fitness Into Company Culture

‘Your Health is Your Wealth’ – simultaneously a snappy slogan and a wise adage you can use to motivate yourself to keep fit, healthy and well-balanced. In a welcomed trend, many companies have been promoting the concept of their team’s health and wellbeing as a priority.

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