Monolithic operating systems will attract attackers, and speed to market will trump security, so expect patches and be intelligent about how vulnerabilities are fixed says Raimund Genes.
The McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015 demonstrates how failure to patch is leaving mobile apps exposed to SSL vulnerabilities.
CISOs are increasingly taking on greater management responsibilities - but are they as a result being divorced from their firm's true security maturity and the tools needed to avoid being breached?
Microsoft said the change to its patching was made because customers no longer use the previewing system the same way they did in the past.
Questions need to be asked of Patch Tuesday and Microsoft's approach to it, says Robert Brown.
Microsoft has very unusually released an `out-of-band' security patch to fix a vulnerability in Windows - and Windows Server - that hackers are reportedly exploiting to compromise IT networks.
Two-and-a-half months on from the discovery of the Heartbleed bug affecting OpenSSL security, and one security researcher claims that the flaw still affects 300,000 servers.
The cycle of updating software at the end of life has, itself, reached its end of life with managed services the way ahead says Kevin Linsell
Mark O'Neill suggests that his top ten potential vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT), need to be considered now, before mass deployment.
With Windows XP fast approaching its end-of-support deadline, many firms are going to be at risk of attack, reports Kate O'Flaherty.
Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday security fixes for its products included two last-minute updates that show the company rushing to respond to the escalating pace of cyber attacks.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday update has been released, giving users a highly anticipated fix for a TIFF zero-day flaw and 23 other bugs affecting company software.
A recent Java update was only downloaded by seven per cent of users.
Oracle has said that making Java more secure is a priority, as it lines up regular patch updates.
GFI Software has added a patch management capability to its GFI Cloud offering.
Systems management vendor LANDesk Software has acquired VMware's Protect product family of IT management solutions.
Microsoft issued nine bulletins to fix 14 vulnerabilities this week; however it left several known flaws unpatched.
Microsoft released seven bulletins last night, containing four patches rated as critical, to fix 20 vulnerabilities.
Adobe has released patches for zero-day flaws in its Reader and Acrobat products.
Microsoft released 12 bulletins, five of which were rated as critical, to address 57 vulnerabilities on Patch Tuesday.
Microsoft is to release seven bulletins next week, but will not patch the zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
Microsoft released six bulletins on yesterday's Patch Tuesday, including four rated as 'critical'.
GFI Software has added patch management and mobile device management into the latest version of its business edition of Vipre anti-virus.
Apple has released updates to address flaws in its Safari 6 web browser and iOS 6 mobile operating system.
After a quiet January Patch Tuesday that saw only one security update, Microsoft is back with a vengeance this month.
Microsoft has shot down reports that its Internet Information Services (IIS) suffers from a vulnerability, saying that customers only need to worry if they are running a nondefault configuration of the web server.
Microsoft delivered its monthly security update on Tuesday to rectify 12 vulnerabilities, five of which are present in Internet Explorer (IE) and comprise the most pressing patch to deploy.
A new threat dubbed "Nine-Ball" has compromised up to 40,000 legitimate websites, which are, in turn, infecting users with an information-stealing Trojan, according to security vendor Websense.
Attackers are actively exploiting a gaping zero-day hole in versions 9 and earlier of Adobe Acrobat and Reader, the company has warned.
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