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Better patch management could have slowed Slammer

The worm that slowed Internet traffic around the world and blocked some services over the weekend didn’t come as a complete surprise, Symantec Corp. president John Schwarz said today. The failure of many organizations to apply a patch that had been available since the summer contributed to the worm’s spread. “We’d seen signals as early as early January that this thing was out there, finding its way through the ether,” Schwarz said at the Comnet trade show in Washington. Failure to prevent its spread is a reflection of the complex nature of network security and the lack of resources devoted to it, he said. The technology to secure systems is in place; the problem is in managing information. Full Story

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