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How to Identify Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerable Devices

How to Identify Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerable Devices

Posted by Jason Holloway 15 January 2018

The recent Meltdown and Spectre announcements have seen wide media coverage this past week and prompted a fair amount of extra work for IT teams across the globe.

If you work in IT, I suspect that you have recently spent a fair amount of time ensuring your systems are patched against these vulnerabilities. However, I suspect that you have also spent a considerable amount of time dealing with enquiries from others asking about these vulnerabilities and your own organisation's risk.

Mobile devices, although equally at risk, may not have been top of your priority patch list, but with increasing amounts of sensitive corporate data being stored and accessed from these devices, perhaps they should be.

THE MAJORITY OF THESE MOBILE DEVICES ARE STILL AT RISK, WITH ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF DEVICES HAVING BEEN FULLY PATCHED AGAINST THESE CRITICAL VULNERABILITIES

Recent analysis of our aggregated and anonymised IronWorks data shows that the majority of these mobile devices are still at risk, with only a small number of devices having been fully patched against these critical vulnerabilities.

Reporting on these devices - and their current Meltdown patch status - can be a full time job without automation.  Our IronWorks solution allows you to do just that, and ensure that the senior management, risk and compliance, as well as information security teams, receive automated, personalised and relevant PDF reports on the state of your mobility project.

IronWorks brochure mobility project

We are now proud to announce that IronWorks features new additional reports listing the unpatched and vulnerable devices, so that your teams can prioritise which users and devices to concentrate on and truly understand and measure the corresponding risks.

Meltdown reporting for mobile devices

If you're not familiar with these critical vulnerabilities, or are looking for our vendor update notifications, please read our previous post here: Meltdown and Spectre Update.

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