June 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Today we’re publishing the June 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded three questions during the webcast, with specific questions focusing primarily on Windows Print Spooler (MS13-050), Microsoft Office (MS13-051), and the security advisory addressing digital certificates (SA2854544). There was one question we were unable to field on the air which we answered…

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April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Today we’re publishing the April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded nine questions during the webcast, with almost half of those focused on the Remote Desktop Client bulletin (MS13-024).  One question that was not answered on air has been included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us…

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March 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Today we’re publishing the March 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Internet Explorer (MS13-021), SharePoint (MS13-024) and the update for Kernel-Mode Drivers in MS13-027.  There were six additional questions during the webcast that we were unable…

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Evolving Response and the March 2013 Bulletin Release

As my career in security response has grown over the years, I am often reminded of the words of Italian author Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, who stated, “If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.” There are some things that we wish to stay the same….

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Baseball, Bulletins and the February 2013 Release

Before we discuss this month’s release, I wanted to briefly touch on the big event happening this week. No, I’m not talking about the romantically-themed holiday on Thursday. I’m talking about the start of spring training and the return of baseball. There are a few things I am very passionate about and those who know…

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Advance Notification Service for the February 2013 Security Bulletin Release

We’re kicking off the February 2013 Security Bulletin Release with Advance Notification of 12 bulletins for release Tuesday, February 12. This release brings five Critical and seven Important-class bulletins, which address 57 unique vulnerabilities. The Critical-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange Software. The Important-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows,…

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January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Today we’re publishing the January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded 17 questions focusing on Security Update MS13-088, and SecurityAdvisory 2794220 which was deprecated by this update release. All questions and answers are included in the transcript.   We invite our customers to join us for the…

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December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Hello, Today we’re publishing the December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded five questions focusing primarily on Microsoft Word and the Office compatibility pack in MS12-079. All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday,…

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It’s That Time of Year, For the December 2012 Bulletin Release

Happy holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season. I like to get my holiday shopping done early, and this year was no exception. In the middle of my holiday shopping last week, as I passed my cash from one store to the next, I was reminded of “Pass-the-Hash.” (My mind does tend to…

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November 2012 Bulletin Release

Security UpdatesToday we released six security bulletins to help protect our customers – four Critical, one Important, and one Moderate – addressing 19 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Shell, Windows Kernel, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Services (IIS), .NET Framework, and Excel. For those who need to prioritize deployment, we recommend focusing on these two Critical updates…

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