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SSVA Game Night

SSVA celebrated 17 years in business on the 17th by taking employees and their families to The Circuit Arcade & Bar for a game night! Employees spent the evening competing against each other for the top score in many "retro" video games. Many walked away with the a record high score and unending bragging rights for the week ahead. Thank you to everyone who made 17 years in business possible!

Update: Spectre and Meltdown

As we alerted you last week, Spectre and Meltdown are two newly announced vulnerabilities on all modern processors installed in workstations and servers. We are continuing to work through remediation, but it is important for you to understand that this is a very dynamic situation as many manufacturers are still developing their response and countermeasures. We are working with our partners and vendors to stay updated as patches and Best Practices are developed. Our main goal is to be ready as quickly as possible to deploy these solutions once each manufacturer’s remedy is fully solidified. We are planning to host a brief webinar to provide a more detailed update on our research and keep ea

2017: Year in Review

2017 proved to be a great year for SSVA. Below are just a few highlights: - Added 3 members to the SSVA team - Welcomed 9 new clients - Moved to a new office - Hosted 2 Lunch and Learns - Revamped our website - Threw 3 parties for clients - Started monthly happy hours for staff - Sponsored 5 client conferences - Sent employees to 8 training conferences - Ran in 2 Richmond races as a team Can't wait to see what 2018 has in store - we have a feeling it will be great!

Alert: Spectre and Meltdown

As you have undoubtedly heard, there have been two newly announced vulnerabilities uncovered in literally all modern processors: Spectre and Meltdown. While these sound like the titles of James Bond movies, they are actually the names of the identified vulnerabilities. Spectre is a vulnerability that allows different applications to communicate with each other, potentially sharing information designed to be confidential Meltdown is a vulnerability that allows applications to communicate with the installed operating system, potentially sharing information saved in the machine's memory, which was also designed to be confidential The first step to prevention is through installation of system p

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