Lesson Learned, Again: Patch Your Software
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
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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Detect and Respond to Malware Attacks
Detect and Respond to Malware Attacks

2017 has been a record-setting year for malware. Organizations and individuals around the world have been repeatedly under attack by aggressive, pervasive strains of malware, from WannaCry, Mamba and Petya to the most recent Locky strain, already pegged as the largest malware campaign of 2017, with over 23 million messages sent out in 24 hours on August 28, spiking just as US workers arrived at their offices to start the...

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