Messageware Q1 2018 Newsletter 

IN THIS ISSUE:

President's Message - Stiff Penalties for Businesses that Fail to Protect Customer Data

News - Stop Gambling with Cybersecurity and Adopt a Preventative Approach in 2018

News - Deploying MDM - Be Sure to Deploy Secure Outlook Web

Latest Microsoft Cumulative Updates and Rollups

President's Message

Welcome to 2018! Our New Year began with the “Spectre” of a “Meltdown” for Intel and AMD (apologies for the puns), sending these tech giants scrambling to protect customer data exposed through design flaws in their microprocessors.

At the same time, 2018 ushered in DFARS and The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, demonstrating Government's commitment to raising the bar on cybersecurity. There will be substantial penalties to pay by organizations that do not protect their customers against the increasing incidences of cyber attacks and data leakage.

Whether you are Equifax, Uber, a fledgling startup or somewhere in between, cybersecurity needs to be at the top of your 2018 priority list. Businesses cannot afford to delay in strengthening their security systems against cyber threats.  As the latest incidents show, there is a significant price to pay in damage to reputation when data is exposed and worse damage when there are delays in disclosing the breach. And the government intends to add new penalties for businesses that fail to take all reasonable measures to protect customer data.  If the planned government bills had passed 9 months ago, the Equifax data breach would cost that company more than $21 billion!

So 2018 is the year to upgrade, patch, and deploy infrastructure against cyber attacks. One of the first steps is to ensure your email communications and attachments are secure by making full use of built-in and 3rd party technologies.

Messageware is a leader in solutions to secure Exchange, Outlook Web, and your messaging infrastructure. If you are not already talking to us about best practices in messaging security, then now is the time. Please don’t wait until after you have a security incident.

Best Regards,

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Mark Rotman
President and CEO
Messageware Incorporated

IN THE NEWS

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Stop Gambling with Cybersecurity and Adopt a Preventative Approach in 2018

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks topped this year's list of security incidents in Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), with 11,246 reported incidents and five confirmed data breaches.

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Deploying MDM – Be Sure to Deploy Secure Outlook Web

Seventy million cellphones are lost or stolen each year, and with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) the new norm, it's no wonder mobile device security is top of the list for IT Security Professionals.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Security Checklist

Latest Cumulative Updates and Rollups

Whenever you are planning an Exchange software update, please be sure you are running the corresponding Messageware product versions. Check this document to ensure compatibility with the update and to provide the continued security and enhancements delivered by Messageware products.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU8:

The Exchange team announced the availability of the most recent quarterly servicing update to Exchange Server 2016. Cumulative Update 8 includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins. A complete list of issues resolved in Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 8 can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB4035145.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU19:

The Exchange team has also announced the availability of Cumulative Update 19 for Exchange Server 2013. CU19 includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins. A complete list of issues resolved in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 19 can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB4037224.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010:

Customers running Messageware 2010 in their Exchange 2010 OWA environments should contact Messageware Support prior to installing Exchange 2010 RU updates to ensure compatibility with the update.

For assistance updating your Messageware software, please see the Messageware Knowledge Base article 1757: How to verify and upgrade to the latest version of Messageware 2013- 2016 products available through the Messageware Customer Portal of the Messageware website, or contact Messageware support: support@messageware.com

 
 
 
 

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