Data Visibility & Protection

Absolute Strengthens Endpoint Security Posture at Asplundh
Kim Ellery
Absolute Strengthens Endpoint Security Posture at Asplundh

Founded in 1928, Asplundh is a full-service utility contractor performing vegetation management services for specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines and departments of transportation. With over 30,000 service professionals throughout the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the complexity and number of endpoints have grown significantly in the past 10 years. With 95% of their workforce mobile, Asplundh struggled to manage and secure the devices in their deployment....

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Absolute 7 Platform Extends Emerging Threat Response Capabilities
Kim Ellery
Absolute 7 Platform Extends Emerging Threat Response Capabilities

Building on the momentum of Absolute 7, our next-generation enterprise security platform featuring Reach technology, we’ve expanded our extensive query and remediation capabilities to give IT and security professionals more ways to tackle the changing risk landscape. With the latest enhancements to the  Absolute platform, organizations can address the growing need for enhanced vulnerability management, help drive enhanced endpoint security hygiene and more efficiently remediate emerging threats. The Absolute platform empowers IT...

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Stopping KRACK Attacks Starts with Visibility
Richard Henderson
Stopping KRACK Attacks Starts with Visibility

KRACK attacks hit the headlines last week and the news was bad for anyone who uses Wi-Fi. (Or in other words, everyone.) KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attack is a security flaw in the WPA2 protocol that allows an attacker to break encryption between a router and any device and interrupt network traffic as a user connects. The attacker isn’t actually on your network, rather they are listening in as...

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Lesson Learned, Again: Patch Your Software
Richard Henderson
Lesson Learned, Again: Patch Your Software

In prepared testimony for this week’s congressional panel on the Equifax breach that led to the theft of personal information of more than 145 million people, former CEO Richard Smith said the breach was the result of an unpatched Apache Struts software vulnerability within the company’s online disputes portal. According to Smith, Equifax did in fact receive notification of the vulnerability first from U.S. CERT and then from their...

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Fostering Digital Citizenship in Education
Harold Reaves
Fostering Digital Citizenship in Education

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a global campaign run annually to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We’ve asked some of our leading security experts here at Absolute to chime in on some of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity today. In Part 1 of this series,  Harold Reaves, Global Director for Safe Schools and Investigations, shares his insight on cybersecurity in our schools. His extensive...

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