The recent high-profile “Meltdown” and “Spectre” security event did more than expose newly-discovered problems in processor architectures dating back decades. It also exposed gaps in the Security Lifecycle Program for many organizations, possibly even in your own.
The details of this security event are already well-documented (see the original security notification in Red Hat’s Portal or this 3-minute video providing a high-level overview). So, what can your IT organization do to be better prepared for the next security event? Here are four practical actions you can take now to improve your Security Lifecycle Program.
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The next GHGLUG social gathering has been scheduled for 2/20 at the Corner Pug in West Hartford, and the next meeting on 2/26 at Axis901 in Manchester. If you are in the Greater Hartford area, and have a personal or professional interested in Linux, please check the Meetup page and join us! http://www.meetup.com/GHGLUG/
UPDATED: Repair process below Want to change the ownership of all files in a directory to a user named 'foo'? Think this is a good way to do it? chown -R foo * .* Yeah, don't do that. In one of those awesomely awful "D'oh" moments, I did that. Remember: ".*" matches "..". So that … Continue reading One of those “D’oh” moments: chown .*
Are you in the Hartford area, and have an interest in Linux and FOSS, and want to meet a group of like-minded people? Come join the Greater Hartford GNU/Linux Users Group! I attended for the first time last night (2014-01-30), and will look to attend regularly (monthly). Checkout the Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/GHGLUG/
Today marks the completion of a full year at Red Hat. It has been an incredible year! I find myself positively challenged daily, working with some of the smartest people I have ever met -- both my colleagues within Red Hat, and the customers I get to work with. I get the privilege of being … Continue reading One Year