ORACLE: Oracle Releases Nearly 300 Security Patches. Apache Struts fixes take the lead in the patch-Tuesday, which also includes fixes for various Shadow Brokers leaks. Read more
MICROSOFT: Patch Tuesday New Security Update Guide Gets Mixed Reviews. Microsoft’s April Patch Tuesday finally revealed the company’s new approach in rolling out and informing the industry on the security updates for the month and at best has received mixed reviews from several industry insiders. Read the rest
ANDROID: Pixel XL Devices Accidentally Receive ‘Googlers-only OTA’ of Next Android Security Update. Google frequently uses their employees to dogfood updates before they are released to the public. Earlier this evening, a “confidential Googlers-only OTA” appears to have inadvertently been pushed to some Pixel XL devices. Find out
READ: Shadow Brokers Lessons…First, Don’t Panic. If you’re worried about zero-days and hacking tools but not outdated software and obsolete systems in your network, then you’re doing security wrong. Read more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.