Top 3 ways to prevent Spectre and Meltdown

Mar 5, 2018 1:00:44 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march5healthcare_a, data breach, data storage, Healthcare, meltdown, patches, security, server, spectre

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Data security is critical to the healthcare industry. Hospitals and clinics need to ensure medical records are protected at all times to stay HIPAA-compliant. But with Spectre and Meltdown affecting every server, all healthcare providers are at risk of data breach.

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New Windows update for PC vulnerabilities

Jan 25, 2018 1:00:06 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january25windows_a, meltdown, patches, security, spectre, vulnerability, Windows

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Two newly discovered Windows vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, make it possible for hackers to steal all sorts of confidential information. To resolve this issue, Microsoft has released an update. Continue reading to stay protected.

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Critical Windows security updates from Microsoft

Aug 31, 2017 1:00:41 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017august31windows_a, Microsoft, patches, security, Windows, windows updates

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Earlier this month, Microsoft released a patch that includes several security enhancements and addresses 48 vulnerabilities for all supported versions of Windows. If you’re not in the habit of installing security patches when they come out, now’s a good time to start. Let's take a look at August’s updates and the issues they address.

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Predictability coming to Windows 10 updates

May 11, 2017 1:00:46 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may11windows_a, cybersecurity, Microsoft, operating systems, patches, updates, Windows, windows 10

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Updates to the Windows operating system have a controversial reputation. On the one hand, Microsoft issues them frequently to combat cybersecurity risks and introduce new features. On the other hand, the update frequency and requirements leave some users feeling like it's impossible to keep up. The most recent announcement from Microsoft is working to address these inconsistencies.

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Vulnerabilities on WordPress websites

Feb 27, 2017 1:00:33 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017february27_webandcloud_a, Cloud, cybercrime, patch management software, patches, security, web, Web & Cloud, wordpress

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“Easy-to-use,” “SEO-friendly,” “open-source,” and “customizable.” These are some of the words that best describe WordPress, currently the most popular Content Management Solutions (CMS) platform. With thousands of websites affected in a recently launched series of attacks, “easy to target,” “hackers’ favorite,” and “prone to attacks” could soon be used to define the experience of running a WordPress website.

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Windows 10 flaws patched

Oct 27, 2016 1:00:25 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016october27_windows_a, Microsoft, operating systems, patches, Windows

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As a new and gigantic improvement on versions 7, 8 and 8.1, Windows 10 bears a significant burden in regards to security. Despite being regarded as one of the best Windows operating systems supported, it suffers from imperfections, just like every other piece of software on the market. But with such a swift and thorough response to flaws from its programmers, it’s hard to complain. Make sure to read this article before installing Windows’ most recent patch.

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VMware releases security patches

Sep 8, 2016 1:00:45 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016september8_virtualization_a, patches, security, security updates, Virtualization, vmware

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Sometimes technology solutions seem safer merely because they’re not widespread enough to be a lucrative target. Although increasingly popular, virtualization’s resilient protection protocols and low adoption rates tend to offset the cost vs. benefit considerations of creating an exploit. Or at least, that was the case. Late last month VMware announced an update to patch a gap that allowed attackers to compromise virtualized cloud infrastructures. We’ve compiled everything you need to know to protect yourself here.

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WordPress 4.5.3 fixes several security bugs

Jul 5, 2016 1:00:52 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016july5_security_a, bugs, patches, Security, security, updates, website, wordpress, wordpress 4.5.3

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WordPress is one of the most popular and reliable content management systems on the market, and for this reason it is also one of the most frequently targeted platform for hackers. Websites that are running older versions of WordPress are often vulnerable to security breaches and data leaks. Seeking to correct a number of bugs, WordPress recently updated to version 4.5.3, a release that doesn’t provide much additional functionality but is highly recommended by the WordPress security team. Here’s what you need to know about their latest security update.

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How to manage virtualization security risks

Mar 31, 2016 1:00:56 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016mar31_virtualization_a, audit, infrastructure, management, patches, risks, security, Virtualization, workloads

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When it comes to security, topics like the cloud and networks get wide coverage on Internet blogs and forums. However, other types of technology fly completely under the radar. Virtualization just so happens to fall into this category. And just because people aren’t talking about it doesn’t mean virtualized machines and infrastructure should be left unsecured. If you don’t have the right defense in place, you’re leaving your business vulnerable to hackers and cyber threats. Here are some of the major risks of insufficient virtualization security and a few methods to prevent them.

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