The ThreatCon is currently at Level 2: Elevated.
On October 9, Microsoft released its scheduled patch update for October 2018. This month's update covers vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, .NET Core, SQL Server Management Studio, and Microsoft Exchange Server.
On October 9, Adobe released security updates for Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Framemaker, and Adobe Technical Communications Suite.
Customers are advised to apply all patches as soon as possible. Microsoft October 2018 Security Updates
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/aa99ba28-e99f-e811-a978-000d3a33c573Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-27https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/Digital-Editions/apsb18-27.htmlAdobe Security Bulletin APSB18-35https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-35.htmlAdobe Security Bulletin APSB18-37https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/framemaker/apsb18-37.html
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-38https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/techcommsuite/apsb18-38.html
Symantec ThreatCon Rating The Symantec ThreatCon rating is a measurement of the global threat exposure, delivered as part of Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System.
ThreatCon Level 2
Medium : Increased alertness
This condition applies when knowledge or the expectation of attack activity is present, without specific events occurring or when malicious code reaches a moderate risk rating. Under this condition, a careful examination of vulnerable and exposed systems is appropriate, security applications should be updated with new signatures and/or rules as soon as they become available and careful monitoring of logs is recommended. Changes to the security infrastructure are not required.
Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System tracks security events on a global basis, providing early warning of active attacks. With personalized notification triggers and expert analysis, the system enables enterprises to prioritize IT resources in order to better protect critical information assets against a potential attack. To track security threats, it continuously correlates IDS and firewall attack data from the security systems of over 20,000 partners in over 180 countries, plus virus statistics from the Symantec Digital Immune System and many other human intelligence resources. Experts at Symantec analyze the information to identify active attacks and deliver advanced warning with actionable analyses and countermeasures.