A critical vulnerability in all Windows Operating systems

A critical vulnerability in all Windows Operating systems

ATTEN: CrtypoAPI Critical Patch today

Today marks the End-of-Life for Windows 7 support – meaning that, from now on, no security updates will be issued on Patch Tuesdays for Windows 7 systems. 

Microsoft just released a CVE-2020-0601 patch to address a critical vulnerability in all Windows Operating systems. Early indications are that the patch addresses cryptography functions that could have a broad impact on authentication, encryption, software signing and allow malicious software to appear legitimate to the Windows Operating system.

Edafio is currently performing a risk analysis of the vulnerability. Edafio will begin testing the patch today, and our testing is expected to conclude this weekend. Once the risk assessment and testing are concluded, we will coordinate with our clients on an accelerated patch deployment.

For immediate assistance contact our Service Desk

Email: servicedesk@edafio.com

Central Arkansas: 501-221-4100

NWA: 479-876-8855

Link for more info: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/cryptic-rumblings-ahead-of-first-2020-patch-tuesday/

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/01/14/january-2020-patch-tuesday-delivers-fixes-for-50-bugs/

Keith Crawford

Keith Crawford is a Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant at Edafio. He specializes in Risk Management, Security Program Development, Operational Compliance, and Strategic Initiatives. Keith currently serves as a CISO for clients as well as developing Edafio's Cybersecurity Services. According to his daughter, he has meetings for a living, which isn't far from the truth. Before Edafio, Keith has served clients for almost 15 years, first as a Network Engineer, and most recently Director of Client Strategy. Keith believes in the power of security and compliance to help an organization mature, transform, and thrive. His mission is assisting clients in catching that vision and executing on it. Keith is a frequent speaker and panel member at community events and conferences. Outside of work, he is a passionate Disaster Relief volunteer and an active member of his local church. He is blessed with great kids, an amazing wife, and an ok dog.



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