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  • Patch management flubs facilitate cybercrime

    Posted March 27, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    Failures in patch management of vulnerable systems have been a key enabler of cybercrime, according to the conclusions reached in Solutionary's annual Global Threat Intelligence Report out today, saying it sees botnet attacks as the biggest single threat.
  • Patch management still big stumbling block in risk management, survey shows

    Posted May 29, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    Everyone talks about "risk and compliance" in security, but what do companies have to do to make it through audits and meet regulations related to information security? And what are the costs?
  • Oracle quarterly patch process raises concerns

    Posted January 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    Oracle delivered its quarterly montage of patches and updates this week. The quarterly release cycle--like Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday--is designed to provide some stability and predictability for the IT admins who have to test and implement the patches, but at least one security expert thinks the Oracle system needs some work.
  • Fiberlink aims to cut costs with cloud patch management

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Fiberlink Communications thinks it can cut patch management costs for IT departments with a new cloud-based service.
  • Shavlik offers 'cloud patching' with free service

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Patch management company Shavlik is offering small networks of 10 or fewer PCs access to a new online patch management service at no cost.
  • How to Compare Patch Management Software

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:51 pm

    Patch management software helps organizations acquire, test and install code to fix known vulnerabilities in operating systems and applications. It also helps them assess exposure and prioritize patches (given your specific environment), identify missing patches that need to be remediated and produce real-time reports for compliance and other auditing needs.
  • Microsoft cleans up bugs after biggest patch release

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 9:25 pm

    After releasing its largest-ever group of security patches two weeks ago, Microsoft has done a little cleaning up.
  • Study: Unpatched Web browsers prevalent on the Internet

    Posted July 1, 2008 - 3:28 pm

    Only 59.1 percent of people use up-to-date, fully patched Web browsers, putting the remainder at risk from growing threats from diligent hackers, according to a new study published by researchers in Switzerland.

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