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Latest Microsoft Security Resources - October 2012

This page provides links to the latest Microsoft security-related updates and tools for IT Professionals as a convenient landing page for "What's Important in IT Security" for Microsoft Products.  I'll be updating this list on a monthly basis as new tools and updates are released.

Highlights ...

This month's security updates include a critical security update for Microsoft Office Word in security bulletin ms12-064 and important security updates for Microsoft Office, Office Web Apps, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server.  See the security bulletin link below for details.

Stay Informed ...

  • Read the October 2012 Security Bulletin Summary
  • Watch the October 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast

Remove and Prevent Malware ...

  • Download Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
  • Download Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Anti-virus for Individuals
  • Download Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection trial - Anti-virus for Business - part of the System Center 2012 suite.

Get Updated ...

  • Download and Install the latest security patches on this PC
  • Download and Install the latest security patches for installation on other PC's

Be Proactive ...

  • Register for proactive Security Notifications
  • Subscribe to the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) RSS Feed
  • Review the latest Microsoft Security Bulletins
  • Search for a Microsoft Security Bulletin
  • Report a Suspected Security Vulnerability

Additional Security Tools for IT Pros ... 

  • Download the Security Monitoring & Attack Detection Planning Guide
  • Download the Attack Surface Analyzer to analyze potential surface changes after installing new software.