Despite warnings from people like me, unpatched software is the top reason computers get exploited.
People aren’t too dumb or lazy to install patches.
They want to do the right thing. But patching can be difficult for a multitude of reasons, and those roadblocks explain why patching is performed so poorly in most organizations. Let’s walk through those reasons.[ Roger Grimes’ free and almost foolproof way to check for malware. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security newsletter. ]
Too many patches
The sheer number of software vulnerabilities and related patches is second to only the number of unique malware programs released each day.
According to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, 5,000 to 6,000 new vulnerabilities surface each year.
That works out to an average of 15 per day.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here