Sunday, December 13, 2015
Patch madness! 273 vulnerabilities from four vendors in one week
The very topic of patching raises painful questions about how we manage our systems. After all, even when it is known a patch is required it takes no little time or expense to roll them out. "In some cases, this very real cost is held against the hypothetical cost of a breach," warned Fraser Kyne, principal systems engineer at Bromium. "And this can force companies into drastic decisions where compromises have to be made." No wonder Kyne went on to describe patching as being Lemsip for a cold, dealing with symptoms rather than the root of the problem.