“Patch Economics 101”

April 1, 2006

“Patch Economics 101”

Author
Carol Baroudi, Partner

Security vulnerabilities at financial institutions … cause serious damage to the brand beyond an actual exploit.
Enterprises rely on their networked systems for all of their business needs. Banks rely on networks for their ATMs, cities for their 911 service, and trains, planes, hotels and hospitals for daily operations. When these systems fail, companies suffer monetary loss. Although applying software patches to keep systems secure and reliable is the right thing to do, many organizations don’t because of the overwhelming number of patches available, a lack of resources, and the potential that the very patches themselves will prove faulty and cause damage.

06 WP Blue Lane Patch 101 033006.pdf

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