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Tag Archives: Patching

It’s About Availability and Integrity (not so much Confidentiality)

– I have frequently contended that the more important aspects of security are availability and integrity, not confidentiality (the old C-I-A triad should be A-I-C in order of importance). That is not to say that confidentiality and privacy aren’t extremely important—they certainly are. But in…

PCI DSS Position on Patching May Be Unjustified

– Verizon Business recently posted an excellent article on their blog about security patching. As someone who just read The New School of Information Security (an important book that all information security professionals should read), I thought it was refreshing to see someone take an…

Unofficially why 49/50 WordPress blogs are vulnerable: App Security and Dev

– There was a survey conducted that said that 49/50 WordPress blogs are running old and vulnerable versions of the software.I inquired about WordPress versions this past Saturday night at a blogger meetup I attended, mainly to share my experiences about blogging and meet other individuals who blog.…

PC World Knocks Apple Security

– In 10 Things We Hate About Apple, PC World writes: 7. Give Me a Sign Does anyone want to tell us when the next Mac OS X software updates will hit? What security vulnerabilities Apple is working on fixing? In April, Apple released a patch that plugged more than two dozen vulnerabilities–with…

Rapid Fix and Deployment – The next big security metric for Microsoft

– With Microsoft’s increase in patch Quality Assurance and the increase in Vista security, Microsoft customers may now begin to request quicker patch cycles and turnaround time after zero-day vulnerabilities are announced. Microsoft created Patch Tuesday in response to customer feedback…