How to protect your data, applications, cryptography and OS – 100% of the time

Businesses looking to maximise the security, reliability, efficiency and performance of their essential, mission-critical applications are recognising the mainframe as a robust platform for a variety of workload types. With Ubuntu on IBM Z and LinuxONE, enhanced security features, pervasive encryption and cryptographic support are leveraged by any workload that must stand up to the […]

CVE patching is not making your Linux secure

Would you like to enhance your Linux security? Do you wonder what factors should be considered when evaluating your open source security from both – the infrastructure and the application perspectives? Are you keen to learn the Ubuntu security team approach? I’ve learned that CVE patching is indeed an important puzzle, but without a structured […]

CVE patching alone is not making your Linux secure

Would you like to enhance your Linux security? Do you wonder what factors should be considered when evaluating your open source security from both – the infrastructure and the application perspectives? Are you keen to learn the Ubuntu security team approach? I’ve learned that CVE patching is indeed an important puzzle, but without a structured […]

What is Kata Containers and why should I care?

Kata Containers can significantly improve the security and isolation of your container workloads. It combines the benefits of using a hypervisor, such as enhanced security, and container orchestration capabilities provided by Kubernetes. Together with Eric Erns from Intel, we have recently performed a webinar in which we presented the benefits of using Kata Containers in […]

Ubuntu updates to mitigate latest Intel hardware vulnerabilities

Today, Intel announced a group of new vulnerabilities affecting various Intel CPUs and associated GPUs, known as TSX Asynchronous Abort (CVE-2019-11135), Intel® Processor Machine Check Error (CVE-2018-12207), and two Intel i915 graphics hardware  vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-0155, CVE-2019-0154). TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA) is related to the previously announced MDS vulnerabilities but only affects Intel processors that support […]

Get Ubuntu Advantage with ESM – free to the community

Canonical is happy to announce an updated Ubuntu Advantage (UA) client that provides users a more efficient and consistent CLI (command-line interface) via single-token access to Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure services for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The UA client comes pre-installed on Ubuntu systems, with the updated client available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users and coming […]

Access ESM, now free to the community, via the updated Ubuntu Advantage client

Canonical is happy to announce that all community users are entitled to a free Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure account for access to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) and Kernel Livepatch* for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) for up to three machines, and up to 50 machines for all official Ubuntu Members. ESM provides fixes for high […]