What's hot in Microsoft security: Critical patches

August was a busy month for admins due to the flurry of patches released on Microsoft's Patch Tuesday. In this month's security expert podcast, Kevin Beaver talks about which vulnerabilities he feels are most important, the state of Patch Tuesday and how admins can take better advantages of patches in order to keep their network in tip-tip shape.

Patch Tuesday for August 2007 has come and gone. This month's batch saw nine patches released, the majority of which were rated critical. In this podcast, Windows security expert Kevin Beaver gives his take on the critical patches, discusses his feelings on the most dangerous aspect of these patches and shares what Windows security admins should do in order to protect themselves from the recently announced vulnerabilities.

Click below to listen to the podcast, "What's hot in Microsoft security: Critical patches."

00:39: Kevin's take on the six critical patches.

02:23: Kevin's opinion on the most dangerous of the August vulnerabilities.

03:40: What should you do to prepare yourself for these (and future) vulnerabilities?

05:27: How is Microsoft Windows Vista being affected by the latest group of patches?

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About the author: Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant, keynote speaker and expert witness with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC where he specializes in performing independent security assessments. Kevin has authored/co-authored seven books on information security, including Hacking For Dummies and Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies (Wiley). He's also the creator and author of the Security On Wheels blog and information security audio programs providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. Kevin can be reached at kbeaver@principlelogic.com.

Read about the critical patches released in this month's Microsoft patch release in our SearchWindowsSecurity.com Windows patch update.

This was first published in August 2007

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