This week the Internet is ablaze with talk about newly discovered vulnerabilities, named Spectre and Meltdown that exist in many central processing units (CPUs) manufactured since around 1995. We wanted to reach out and clear up some of the misconceptions that have been shared, as well as explain the steps we are taking at JMARK to keep your data safe.
This flaw can allow programs to access parts the CPU that should be protected, potentially exposing sensitive data.
This vulnerability was discovered by security researchers, and there is no evidence that it is active in the wild. This means that while the risk is present, there is no evidence that there is a wide scale attack exploiting the flaw.
Since the existence of this vulnerability was made known, JMARK’s security experts and our Automation team have been at work quietly deploying our own custom scripts, operating system patches, anti-virus patches, and 3rd party patches as they become available to our clients. These patches will help to mitigate the risks from this vulnerability.
We are monitoring the security data as it becomes available and will continue deploying updated solutions to protect our clients until this risk is no longer present.
Many of our colleagues and less-experienced competitors in the I.T. industry are using fear tactics to scare their clients and take advantage of rumors and misinformation. What makes JMARK different is that we have a layered, methodical, and agile approach to security. When our customers buy into this layered approach, JMARK can better protect our clients through proactive execution. While other companies are scrambling for answers, we are quietly deploying solutions.
Please feel free to email or call your JMARK support team or Account Manager for more information.