WHY: Users Should Avoid Microsoft’s Newly Released Preview Windows Patches. Microsoft’s new monthly patching cadence include ‘previews’ that are not for general consumption, including KB 3197869. Read more

ANDROID: Linux users already got a fix for “Dirty Cow.” Android users aren’t so fortunate. Find out more

JAVA: Java SE 8u102 Update Is Latest Security Patch. If you’re wondering when Java 9 will be released, it won’t be until March 2017, making Java 8 the latest stable version available. However, despite its stable release, patches are occasionally released to deal with situations as they arise. Find out more

ORACLE: Quarterly Critical Patch Update Is Another Whopper. Oracle Corp.’s latest quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU), issued in October, was the second-largest ever, providing fixes for 253 security vulnerabilities for 76 of the company’s products, including seven security updates for Java SE 6, 7 and 8, and eight for the Java EE-based WebLogic and GlassFish application servers. Oracle’s July CPU provided fixes for a record 276 security flaws in the company’s products. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems October 2016

IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

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.


Security Patches – Daily Tech Update – November 21, 2016

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