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Rowan Troy, security solutions director at Six Degrees, has worked within the IT industry for 13 years with a wide range of products and manufacturers. He has been fortunate enough to work with some great individuals and had many opportunities to obtain several certifications along the road!

Managing Meltdown And Spectre: The Dos And Don’ts

A new year, a new major security exploit, and this time it affects everyone. The recent discovery of two problems that take advantage of vulnerabilities in the processor of our devices has been discovered and are known as Meltdown and Spectre. As you’ve probably read elsewhere, the major manufacturers were on the back foot and were scrambling together quickly to bring advice to consumers and business alike. Now the dust has settled somewhat, it’s important to take a look at how to manage the risks. In the exploit whitepaper, they tested a variety of processors, including Intel, AMD and ARM, to see whether they could exploit the vulnerability. They succeeded in every attempt and concluded that one could bypass segregation of data within memory thus stealing data from programs that would usu...