Network administrators spend their days overwhelmed by the task of testing and deploying patches to vulnerable systems. It’s not just the volume of patches that gets them down but, once patcches have been deployed, they’ve got to worry that those fixes don’t break other applications. And all the while, piles of other demanding work grow exponentially. It’s a vicious circle, and there are no signs of that circle being broken. “After the experience we had dealing with the RPC vulnerabilities and attacks [in August], patch management has become a priority for everyone I know in an organization,” said Tina Bird, a security officer with the Information Technology Systems and Services organization at Stanford University. Full Story
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