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Key strategies for ISO 27001 compliance adoption
2024-02-09 05:30

ISO 27001 is also supported by the other standards ISO/IEC 27000:2018 and ISO/IEC 27005:2022, among others. What advice do you have for organizations, particularly SMEs, in effectively allocating resources and budget for ISO 27001 implementation?

How to download a Windows 11 23H2 ISO from Microsoft
2023-10-31 19:12

Microsoft released Windows 11 23H2, the Windows 11 2023 Update, today, and you can now download an ISO image for the new version to put aside for emergencies or clean installs. Windows 11 23H2 was expected to be a feature-rich update, but all of the expected features were already released as part of a recent Windows 11 22H2 'Moment 4' update.

Pirated Windows 10 ISOs install clipper malware via EFI partitions
2023-06-13 21:16

Hackers are distributing Windows 10 using torrents that hide cryptocurrency hijackers in the EFI partition to evade detection. The EFI partition is a small system partition containing the bootloader and related files executed before the operating system's startup.

Strengthening travel safety protocols with ISO 31030
2023-05-26 04:00

In this Help Net Security video, Tracy Reinhold, Chief Security Officer at Everbridge, talks about ISO 31030, the officially recognized International Standard for travel risk management, guiding how to manage risks to organizations and travelers. The global pandemic has been the primary concern for travel professionals over the past three years.

Microsoft fixes MoTW zero-day used to drop malware via ISO files
2022-11-10 22:18

Windows has fixed a bug that prevented Mark of the Web flags from propagating to files within downloaded ISO files, dealing a massive blow to malware distributors and developers. The MoTW flag is added to files as an alternate data stream called 'Zone.Identifier,' which includes what URL security zone the file is from, the referrer, and the URL to the file.

The challenges of achieving ISO 27001
2022-09-09 04:30

ISO 27001 is a widely-known international standard on how to manage information security. In this Help Net Security video, Nicky Whiting, Director of Consultancy,, talks about the challenges of achieving ISO 27001, a widely-known international standard.

Microsoft releases first ISO image for new Windows 11 Dev builds
2022-05-18 22:27

Microsoft has released the first ISO image for the new Windows 11 Preview builds in the Dev channel, allowing Windows Insiders to perform clean installs of the operating system. Last week, Microsoft again started offering different Windows 11 builds in the 'Dev' and 'Beta' channels, with the beta channel receiving Windows 11 build 22621 and the Dev channel receiving Windows 11 build 25115.

What is ISO 27001 and Why it Matters for Compliance Standards
2022-05-17 14:01

An ISO 27001 certification can be thought of as evidence that an organization takes cyber security seriously and secures its information systems according to industry best practices. While there is no rule requiring organizations to become ISO 27001 certified, there are three main reasons why an organization might choose to become ISO 27001 certified.

Being “Threat-Led” is the answer. Your ISO certificate won’t save you from a breach!
2022-01-20 07:30

Another CISO walks into a board meeting and muddles through stats showing their compliance status. In the classic risk management equation of Risk = Threat x Vulnerability, I have no control over the threat actor's motivation, skill, or resources.

How to download a Windows 10 21H2 ISO from Microsoft
2021-11-21 19:07

Microsoft released Windows 10 21H2, the November 2021 Update, last week and you can now download an ISO image for the new version to put aside for emergencies or clean installs. If you plan on upgrading to the new version of Windows it is always recommended that you download or create an ISO to have on hand for troubleshooting problems or performing clean installs of Windows.