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Patching Poses Security Problems with Move to More Remote Work
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3/31/2020 | 8:12:20 PM
Another variable but not an excuse
Definitely adds another complex variable to the equation but not enough to risk not patching. Servers its an easy point for me to make so I'll stay away from that. For workstations, yes it can be more difficult because if you aren't on VDI you can't clone the host before patching. However, look what happened to the pharma company Merck. They suffered a security incident from WannaCry, a vulnerability very similar to BlueKeep and it really damaged their 3rd quarter and made it impossible for them to work for a series of days.

Is it more complex, yes granted. But if you don't and you end up falling victim to an incident due to lack of patching you are putting yourself in the same predicament anyway.


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