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Slow down the security patch cycle

There are many myths surrounding computer network security that are counterproductive to finding a true solution to the problem. One of these is the belief that vendors should speed up the process of producing and releasing patches for security vulnerabilities that have been discovered by security researchers. Instead, we need a completely different solution to the patch management problem, and part of the solution involves slowing down, not speeding up, patch releases. Slow them down? What about hackers taking advantage of the vulnerability in the meantime? What about those “zero-day” exploits? To answer this, we need to know how the researcher/patcher/exploiter cycle really works and the motivations of each party in the cycle. This cycle is where researchers discover vulnerabilities, software companies patch the vulnerabilities and hackers exploit the vulnerabilities. Full Story

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