12 Free, Ready-to-Use Security Tools

There are some great tools to leverage listed in this article.  Take a moment to work through the list and take advantage of the oversight and planning data these tools can provide.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/12-free-ready-to-use-security-tools/d/d-id/1333014

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Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10 October update after fixing file deletion bug

For those of you that did not see the news earlier in the week, Microsoft was forced to pull the Windows 10 update released for October due to an expected data loss issue.  Microsoft has since fixed that update and re-released it for beta tester verification.  Please continue to monitor this process to ensure you safely patch your Windows 10 environments.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/9/17957506/microsoft-windows-10-october-2018-update-data-deletion-fix

Hackers Say Windows 8 and 10 Easiest Entry Points

Once again, this is not a surprising revelation.  Criminals will focus on the most prevalent targets and there are certainly more Windows 10 and 8 machines in play.  But regardless of the operating system, the entry point is most often the user of the operating system and not the code running in the background.

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/hackers-say-windows-8-10-easiest/

FBI Warns Parents of Edtech Security Risk

This is not surprising.  Our classrooms are inundated with technology and for a very good reason.  Interactive technology is how our children now learn and communicate.  It has become an integral part of life, and as such, it has become a target for cybercriminals.  Just as integral needs to be awareness education for these same children starting a very early age and reinforced throughout the education process.

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/fbi-warns-parents-of-edtech/