Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr End of Life

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – ESM will become available once Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr reaches its End of Life on April 30, 2019. Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) is an available feature with Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s commercial support package. ESM can also be purchased on a stand-alone basis. Contact the Ubuntu experts at Canonical to start planning […]

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Where eagles snap – A closer look

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about snap security, taking a journey through the eyes of a developer and handing over to a user who wants to install applications from the Snap Store. We discussed concepts like application confinement, interfaces, store review, and automatic updates. Today, we will look under the hood, and examine […]

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Canonical publishes auto-apply vulnerability patch for Kubernetes

Charmed distribution of Kubernetes clusters auto-apply vulnerability patches for CVE-2018-1002105 On December 3 2018,  the Kubernetes project disclosed a security vulnerability in all versions of its popular container orchestration software. The vulnerability, CVE-2018-1002105, exists in the Kubernetes API server, and allows an attacker to send arbitrary requests to backend cluster services, such as kubelets. The […]

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Ubuntu, security & compliance

Security, regulations and compliance are everyday issues for businesses, whether global or not. HIPAA, GDPR, MiFID II, and a whole host of other regulations, security and compliance demands are shaping the way businesses operate and the technologies that they can use. Although technological choices are not always able to completely solve particular regulatory or compliance […]

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How Ubuntu is at the forefront of security & compliance

  Whether it is HIPAA, MiFID II or GDPR, the importance of being compliant cannot be underestimated. Protecting your customers and avoiding the significant financial and reputational ramifications that threaten non-compliant organisations, is a must, and this starts with the technology powering your enterprise. Ubuntu is used by businesses spanning all sizes, industries and geographies, […]

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A guide to snap permissions and interfaces

Snap is a Linux application package management system which allow developers to easily publish self contained software packages (snaps) that work across many distributions and versions of Linux. Snaps have security at their heart, and are designed to ensure all applications support the principle of least privilege / authority. That is, each package only has […]

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Canonical’s Current Security Certifications

Canonical has entered the security certifications space by achieving a few important security certifications for the first time on Ubuntu. Canonical has achieved FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification for several cryptographic modules on Ubuntu 16.04. Canonical has also achieved Common Criteria EAL2 certification for Ubuntu 16.04. In addition, Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has published […]

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