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3 August 2017

Could WannaCry and Adylkuzz have been averted?

GDPR:Report

Following the WannaCry ransomware attack, a new Flexera report revealed that more vulnerabilities are being found in UK PC operating systems, and at the same time, users aren't patching them as diligently.

27 July 2017

Identifying and Patching Vulnerabilities in a Post-Microsoft Security Bulletin World

SecurityWeek's Infosec Island
Microsoft’s security bulletins have provided IT administrators with a monthly list of vulnerabilities and accompanying patches for decades…until recently.
17 July 2017

Announcing the 2017 #CoolestCompanies Nominees!

Chicago Inno
Over the past month, Chicago Inno has been accepting nominations for its third annual Coolest Companies Competition, a friendly challenge to find, spotlight and celebrate the local startups and tech companies with the best culture.
17 July 2017

Flexera Teams With Microsoft to Open Up Software Supply Chain

Database Trends and Applications
Flexera, a software management vendor, is collaborating with Microsoft to address issues afflicting the software supply chain. The goal is to promote the creation of transparency and visibility into how software is been purchased, deployed, and used.
16 July 2017

FastTracks

Daily Herald
Jim Ryan, CEO of Itasca-based Flexera, was in Washington, D.C. last week as a featured speaker at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft's annual event for partners.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

Channel Life AU
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

IT Brief NZ
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

Channel Life NZ
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Don’t boil the ocean: Taking the sting out of software license audits

IT Brief AU
Each year, every major department store across the country conducts a stocktake.
14 July 2017

Flexera & Microsoft Join Forces to Increase Software Supply Chain Transparency & Strengthen Customer Relationships

Australian Security Magazine
FlexNet Manager Suite Supports New Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager, Giving Customers Shared View of Software License Consumption
13 July 2017

Microsoft, Flexera to Streamline Enterprise Software Management

PYMNTS
The enterprise B2B Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market is booming, and Microsoft wants to help SMBs and SMEs manage all of the products they're using.
13 July 2017

Flexera and Microsoft join forces to increase software supply chain transparency

Cambridge Network
Flexera ‘s FlexNet Manager Suite supports new Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager, giving customers shared view of software licence consumption.
12 July 2017

Flexera and Microsoft’s new supply chain partnership

SD Times
Flexera is teaming up with Microsoft to tackle the software supply chain.
11 July 2017

Flexera CEO Jim Ryan discusses Software Asset Management at Microsoft Inspire

Cambridge Network
At Microsoft Inspire this week, Flexera CEO Jim Ryan will discuss Flexera’s vision of restoring trust and transparency by reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured.
28 June 2017

Eric Feldman, Senior Product Marketing Manager

EDA Café
Design Automation Conference 2017 Interviews
25 June 2017

2017 Top Workplaces Ranking

Mercury News
Learn what makes these Top Workplaces so amazing
23 June 2017

WannaCry Exposed Gaping Risk Window between Identifying Vulnerability Risk and Fixing It

Australian Security Magazine
Flexera’s New Software Vulnerability Manager First to Shut Risk Window…for Good
21 June 2017

WannaCry exposed gaping risk window between identifying vulnerability risk and fixing it

Cambridge Network
When WannaCry hit, the world learned that for two months a patch had been available that would have prevented the problem. But its victims were those that hadn’t yet deployed this patch.
20 June 2017

Flexera’s New Software Vulnerability Manager First to Shut Risk Window…for Good

Global Security Mag
When WannaCry hit, the world learned that for two months a patch had been available that would have prevented the problem.
20 June 2017

New vulnerability manager aims to prevent the next WannaCry

Beta News
When the WannaCry attack hit last month, a patch was already available to prevent it. Its victims were those who had failed to deploy it.
14 June 2017

Get Faster Software Asset Management Value and Transparent IT Costs...

Channel EMEA

Get Faster Software Asset Management Value and Transparent IT Costs with Flexera Partner Webinars

1 June 2017

Search Results for: The Journey from Microsoft Security Bulletin to Security Update Guides

Beta News
For decades, the Microsoft Security Bulletins have provided IT administrators with a monthly list of vulnerabilities and accompanying patches.
31 May 2017

Better together – Flexera names its partners of the year

Cambridge Network
Flexera Software, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced their 2016 Partner of the Year Awards. KPMG, Softline Group and SoftwareONE earned top billing.
30 May 2017

Better together – "And Flexera's Partners of the Year Are..."

Cyber Parse
Flexera Software, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced their 2016 Partner of the Year Awards.
19 May 2017

Flexera issues new warnings about future ransomware attacks

Vigilance Security
As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing – and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
17 May 2017

Many firms, individuals slow to patch security vulnerabilities

Digital Insurance
As the fallout from the WannaCry ransomware attack continues to be felt around the world today, a new study has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
17 May 2017

Survey: Unpatched Windows OS on the Rise

Dark Reading
Despite the rise in vulnerabilities, the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems grew in the first quarter compared to the previous year.
16 May 2017

Many firms, individuals slow to patch security vulnerabilities

Information Management
As the fallout from the WannaCry ransomware attack continues to be felt around the world today, a new study has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
16 May 2017

Flexera issues new warning about future ransomware attacks

Cambridge Network
As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing – and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.
16 May 2017

Ransomware the new normal for internet

The Australian
The WannaCry ransomware is likely to cause more damage before it subsides and the global impact of the attack could be the “new normal” in the cybersecurity game.
16 May 2017

Vulnerabilities are increasing

Digitalisation World
New Secunia Research@Flexera Country Report reveals the number of OS vulnerabilities is increasing, while users are losing ground patching them.
16 May 2017

WannaCrypt is Making Businesses Wanna Cry: expert insight from Flexera Software

ITAM Channel
WannaCrypt, which infected companies and organizations across the planet this weekend, spread by exploiting an unpatched, critical SMBv1 vulnerability in Microsoft Windows
15 May 2017

OS vulnerabilities up -- Patches down

Beta News
f the WannaCrypt ransomware attack of the last few days has taught us anything it should be the importance of patching systems to guard against attack.
15 May 2017

Flexera issues new warning about future ransomware attacks like WannaCry: Vulnerabilities are Increasing, and Users aren't Patching as Diligently

Cyber Parse
New Secunia Research@Flexera Country Report reveals the number of OS vulnerabilities is increasing, while users are losing ground patching them.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Biz Edge NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Future Five NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

IT Brief AU
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Channel Life NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

WannaCrypt is Making Businesses Wanna Cry: expert insight from Flexera Software

Australian Security
WannaCrypt, which infected companies and organisations across the planet this weekend, spread by exploiting an unpatched, critical SMBv1 vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
15 May 2017

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

SD Times

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software.

15 May 2017

WannaCry ransomware prompts legacy MS17-010 patch

Tech Target
Microsoft responds to WannaCry ransomware with an MS17-010 patch for legacy systems as new ransomware variants spread to more countries around the globe.
15 May 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Lives on Despite Kill Switch, Microsoft Patches

eSecurity Planet
New versions of the malware are already spreading as the cat-and-mouse game continues.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

IT Brief NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

Ransomware defence guide

Bit (Business IT)
Six steps to protecting your PC or network against WannaCry and other ransomware.
15 May 2017

Small business most vulnerable to cyber attack: government

Australian Financial Review
The global ransomware attack has exposed fears Australian small businesses is most vulnerable to online scams and hacking, with the Turnbull government and key lobby groups urging owners to beef up their cyber security.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Channel Life AU
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination

Educators NZ
The world’s cybersecurity experts have been quick to comment on the Wannacry ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Telefonica, FedEx, KPMG and organisations in other countries over the weekend.
15 May 2017

Worst yet to come as WannaCry ransomware teaches hard lessons on the dangers of skimping on patching

CSO
Savings from keeping old and unpatched OSes are no savings at all
15 May 2017

Volume of Unpatched UK Systems Grows in Q1

Info Security
Unpatched systems and newly discovered OS vulnerabilities both increased in Q1 2017 in the UK, according to timely new stats from Flexera Software.
15 May 2017

Key Data Insights On This Year's 2017 Moxie Award Nominees

Built in Chicago
It’s that time of year again--time for the Moxie Awards, presented by Built in Chicago. Each year the Moxie Awards recognize and celebrate Chicago’s diverse tech ecosystem.
15 May 2017

Australia spared the worst of WannaCry

Technology Decisions
Australia has so far been spared the worst of what is being called the worst ransomware outbreak to date, but the threat from the attack is far from over.
11 May 2017

Unpatched “Denial of Service” Vulnerability within Microsoft Windows – A Different Perspective

IT Security Guru

Recently, Secunia Research discovered a “Denial of Service” (DoS) vulnerability within Microsoft Windows. It is triggered through a stack exhaustion during the Type 1 font processing within the Adobe Type Manager Font Driver library (AMTFD.dll), which results in a crash of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

11 May 2017

Unpatched “Denial of Service” Vulnerability within Microsoft Windows – A Different Perspective

IT Security Guru
Recently, Secunia Research discovered a “Denial of Service” (DoS) vulnerability within Microsoft Windows. It is triggered through a stack exhaustion during the Type 1 font processing within the Adobe Type Manager Font Driver library (AMTFD.dll), which results in a crash of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
9 May 2017

2017 Moxie Awards: Best Company Culture

Built in Chicago

It's on: Built In Chicago’s Moxie Awards have returned, and this year the local tech community has nominated another stellar group of tech companies and startups across 14 award categories. Check out the finalists for Best Company Culture below — and make sure to vote for a winner here. 

9 May 2017

2017 Moxie Awards: CEO of the Year

Built in Chicago

It's on: Built In Chicago’s Moxie Awards have returned, and this year the local tech community has nominated another stellar group of tech companies and startups across 14 award categories. Check out the finalists for CEO of the Year below — and make sure to vote for a winner here. 

4 May 2017

It's on: Meet the 2017 Moxie Awards finalists

Built in Chicago

Forget the Oscars. Be part of Chicago tech’s red-carpet moment at the 2017 Moxie Awards, where your vote helps honor the entrepreneurs and companies that push our ecosystem forward.

24 April 2017

Businesses need to be more licence savvy

IT Pro Portal
SAP UK vs. Diageo UK should trigger companies to take action… Now!
17 April 2017

Privately held companies (2017)

Crain's
Crain's exclusive listing of the largest privately held companies in the Chicago area, based on revenue.
5 April 2017

Flexera’s Enterprise Solution First to Integrate IT Asset & Security Management

Tech Recur
Flexera Vulnerability Intelligence Manager Now Leverages FlexNet Manager Suite Inventory Data, Helping Security Teams Reduce Hacker Vulnerability Exploits
4 April 2017

Flexera Forges IT Asset and Security Management

Software Licensing Report
It is clear businesses are beginning to take note of the importance of security.
4 April 2017

New solution integrates software asset and security management

Beta News
Keeping track of software licenses and ensuring that products are kept up to date with the latest patches can prove a chore for businesses.
4 April 2017

Flexera’s Enterprise Solution First to Integrate IT Asset & Security Management

All Daily News
Flexera Vulnerability Intelligence Manager Now Leverages FlexNet Manager Suite Inventory Data, Helping Security Teams Reduce Hacker Vulnerability Exploits
4 April 2017

Flexera's Enterprise Solution First to Integrate IT Asset & Security Management

Cyber Parse
Flexera Vulnerability Intelligence Manager Now Leverages FlexNet Manager Suite Inventory Data, Helping Security Teams Reduce Hacker Vulnerability Exploits
4 April 2017

Today’s broken software supply chain… and how to fix it

IT Pro Portal
Common software programmes remain unpatched, despite patch availability on day one
1 April 2017

Vulnerability Intelligence

British Computer Society
Vincent Smyth, Senior Vice President, EMEA at Flexera Software, discusses reducing hacker threats by utilising vulnerability intelligence.
29 March 2017

Flexera Software and Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC)

Global Security Mag
Flexera Software, a provider of Software Vulnerability Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced a renewed agreement with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to offer verified software vulnerability intelligence alerts to critical sector entities worldwide.
29 March 2017

Flexera helps deliver software vulnerability intelligence

Cambridge Network
Flexera Software and Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC) ensure that over 1,700 member organisations worldwide gain timely, accurate vulnerability alerts on industry-critical applications and systems.
28 March 2017

Flexera Software and Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC) Jointly Deliver Software Vulnerability Intelligence to Financial, Legal Services, Utilities and Oil & Gas Industries

We SRCH
Over 1,700 member organisations worldwide gain timely, accurate vulnerability alerts on industry-critical applications and systems
28 March 2017

Flexera Software and Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC) Jointly Deliver Software Vulnerability Intelligence to Financial, Legal Services, Utilities and Oil & Gas Industries

IT News Online
Over 1,700 member organisations worldwide gain timely, accurate vulnerability alerts on industry-critical applications and systems
28 March 2017

Flexera Software and FS-ISAC Jointly Deliver Software Vulnerability Intelligence to Financial, Legal Services, Utilities and Oil & Gas Industries

Cyber Parse
Over 1,700 member organisations worldwide gain timely, accurate vulnerability alerts on industry-critical applications and systems
28 March 2017

Flexera Software and Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC) Jointly Deliver Software Vulnerability Intelligence to Financial, Legal Services, Utilities and Oil & Gas Industries

Biz Wire Express
Over 1,700 member organisations worldwide gain timely, accurate vulnerability alerts on industry-critical applications and systems
23 March 2017

Security Flaws Found in LastPass Extensions for Chrome, Firefox

eSecurity Planet
The vulnerabilities, uncovered by security researcher Tavis Ormandy, were patched quickly.
23 March 2017

Security Flaws Found in LastPass Extensions for Chrome, Firefox

MyInforms
The vulnerabilities, uncovered by security researcher Tavis Ormandy, were patched…
22 March 2017

Flexera says software supply chain is broken as patch rates drop

Security Brief NZ
Flexera Software and Secunia Research have found that while there has been a flurry of activity in releasing security patches, many of those patches are not being applied.
22 March 2017

Flexera says software supply chain is broken as patch rates drop

Security Brief AU
Flexera Software and Secunia Research have found that while there has been a flurry of activity in releasing security patches, many of those patches are not being applied.
22 March 2017

Flexera says software supply chain is broken as patch rates drop

Security Brief NZ
Flexera Software and Secunia Research have found that while there has been a flurry of activity in releasing security patches, many of those patches are not being applied.
22 March 2017

Flexera says software supply chain is broken as patch rates drop

Security Brief AU
Flexera Software and Secunia Research have found that while there has been a flurry of activity in releasing security patches, many of those patches are not being applied.
14 March 2017

Increase in Available Security Patches + Decrease in Patch Rates = Broken Software Supply Chain

Information Security Buzz
Annual Flexera Vulnerability Review Shows 81 Percent of All Vulnerabilities Had Available Patches, Yet Common Software Programmes Remain Unpatched
14 March 2017

Most of 2016's holes had fixes the day we knew about 'em. Did we patch? Did we @£$%

The Register
Patching rates went down in 2016 despite an increase in availability of security patches, according to a new study out today.
14 March 2017

Patch rates decreasing as organizations struggle to keep up

Continuity Central
Secunia Research at Flexera Software has published its ‘Vulnerability Review 2017’ report.
14 March 2017

Vendors share blame when users' systems stay unpatched too long: vulnerability report

CSO Australia
Poor notification, updating practices push many users to put patching in too-hard basket
13 March 2017

Decrease in patch rates points to broken software supply chain

Beta News
Vulnerabilities in software are at the heart of many security problems, providing a foothold for hackers that they can use to gain acccess to systems.
10 March 2017

Spoil software supply-chain hack attacks with preventative measures

SC Magazine
Vincent Smyth discusses how the malware operation dubbed Kingslayer shines even more light on the dysfunctionality of endangering enterprises.
8 March 2017

The top 3 of dangerous software installed in Japanese personal PC turned out!!

Response
Flexera Software LLC (Flexera) announced the situation of Japan in "Personal Software Inspector Country Report - Q4 2016" by Secunia Research.
28 February 2017

Australia’s vulnerabilities unmasked as survey reveals top unpatched & old programs

Security Brief AU
Australians may be exposing themselves to danger every day without realising it - purely because of the programs on their computer, a new study from Secunia Research at Flexera Software has found.
27 February 2017

Unpatched and End-of-Life Software Remains a Risk, Report Says

eWeek
Flexera Software found that in the U.S., 7.4 percent of programs on the average PC have reached End-of-Life and are no longer patched by the vendor.
27 February 2017

Flexera Report Reveals PCs at Risk from Unpatched Software

Cyber Parse
PC in the U.S. and around the world are still running unpatched and End-of-Life software, exposing users to security risks.
23 February 2017

6.7 Percent of Programmes on Private UK PCs Are End-of-Life and No Longer Patched, According to New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report

Tech Recur
The average private user in the UK has 72 programmes installed on their PC, and 6.7 percent of them are End-of-Life programmes that are no longer patched by the vendor.
23 February 2017

6.7 percent of programmes on private UK PCs are end-of-life and no longer patched

Information Security Buzz
The average private user in the UK has 72 programmes installed on their PC, and 6.7 percent of them are End-of-Life programmes that are no longer patched by the vendor.
23 February 2017

6.7% of programmes on private UK PCs are end-of-life and no longer patched

Cambridge Network
The average private user in the UK has 72 programmes installed on their PC, and 6.7 percent of them are End-of-Life programmes that are no longer patched by the vendor, according to a new report by Secunia Research for Flexera Software.
23 February 2017

Private PCs in the UK full of end-of-life programmes

IT Pro Portal
Unpatched end-of-life programmes with vulnerabilities are attack vectors hackers can exploit.
23 February 2017

Unsupported Software Exposes UK PC Users

Info Security Magazine
Around 7% of programs on the average UK user's PC are unsupported and unpatched, leaving them exposed to exploits, according to the latest data from Flexera Software.
23 February 2017

6.7% of UK programmes on private PCs are end-of-life and unpatched

SC Magazine
The average private user in the UK has 72 programmes on their PC, and 6.7 percent of them are end-of-life programmes that are no longer patched by the vendor, therefore they are insecure.
23 February 2017

PCs still at risk from end-of-life programs

Beta News
The latest software vulnerability report from Secunia Research at Flexera Software reveals that the average US private PC user has 75 installed programs on their PC, 7.4 percent of which are no longer patched by the vendor.
23 February 2017

How many vulnerable apps are on the average PC? Way too many

Tech Radar Pro
Unpatched end-of-life applications are a big problem
23 February 2017

End-Of-Life Software Alive and Well On US PCs

Dark Reading
7.5% of users ran unpatched Windows operating systems in Q4 of 2016, up from 6.1 percent in Q3 of 2016, new study shows.
22 February 2017

6.7 percent of programmes on private UK PCs are end-of-life and no longer patched

Vigilance
The average private user in the UK has 72 programmes installed on their PC, and 6.7 percent of them are End-of-Life programmes that are no longer patched by the vendor.