Data Visibility & Protection

How to Take Action on Spectre & Meltdown
Kim Ellery
How to Take Action on Spectre & Meltdown

Headlines are calling Spectre and Meltdown the cyber-security story of the decade. But what does it actually mean for your organization? How have others dealt with this? Spectre and Meltdown are the names given to a hardware vulnerability affecting almost every computer chip manufactured in the past 20 years. Although an exploit has yet to be created for these vulnerabilities, it’s likely only a matter of time. After all,...

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Insiders: the top threat of 2018
Ali Solehdin
Insiders: the top threat of 2018

2017 brought a deluge of ransomware attacks and data breaches that caused headlines around the world. From the classroom to the boardroom, cybercriminals made their presence known. But in 2018, companies must also turn their attention to the rapidly growing presence of insider threats. In my recent conversations with security professionals, the discussion has moved beyond debating what potential harm insiders could cause, to actually preparing for ways to...

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Absolute Provides Automated Meltdown and Spectre Risk Assessment to Speed Remediation
Kim Ellery
Absolute Provides Automated Meltdown and Spectre Risk Assessment to Speed Remediation

Despite reports of boot failure and performance impact, the fixes for the recent processor-level flaws Meltdown and Spectre are critically important. If left unaddressed, these vulnerabilities could potentially grant hackers access to vast amounts of your sensitive data. While vendors scramble to distribute the necessary security updates, you’re still faced with the problem of actual mitigation. Are you at risk? Which endpoints are vulnerable? How will you get the...

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Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Remediation Starts with Visibility: Absolute Can Help
Absolute Security
Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Remediation Starts with Visibility: Absolute Can Help

Here we are, just a few days into the New Year, and already headlines are buzzing with news of a pair of serious vulnerabilities. While originally discovered many months ago, by multiple researchers, Meltdown and Spectre were officially publicly disclosed on Tuesday. Widely reported first as an ‘Intel bug’ because the flaw is found in most of the world’s microprocessors, you are virtually guaranteed to be impacted by this...

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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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