Improving Website Performance: A Site Manager’s Guide to Minimizing Downtime

Higher education institutions often have large, complex websites that cater to many audiences who depend on their successful performance: Faculty, students, prospective students, parents and the higher education community at large.

The importance of your institution’s website cannot be understated. The web is now mission-critical, meaning that if your web presence fails, your business operations suffer as well. For this reason, any downtime is an unwelcome hassle for anyone charged with managing the website.

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Drupal vulnerabilities being actively exploited

Internet securityDrupal, a popular web content platform, released a notification of vulnerabilities in version 7.0 of their software earlier this month. Last week, Drupal announced that the vulnerabilities were being actively exploited and strongly recommended immediate action by Drupal administrators. The details of the vulnerability, exploit, and recovery steps are listed below.

We urge anyone running Drupal on their website to review this information and act accordingly. If you are a customer of the Acquia-hosted Drupal environment, Acquia reported that they have responded to this issue and are confident that their environment is safe.

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* Advisory ID: DRUPAL-PSA-2014-003

* Project: Drupal core [1]

* Version: 7.x

* Date: 2014-October-29

* Security risk: 25/25 ( Highly Critical)

AC:None/A:None/CI:All/II:All/E:Exploit/TD:All [2]

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