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Good security begins with the endpoint in mind

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 3, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Let's begin today with a quick quiz: What percentage of the PCs in your business or organization have all of the required patches for the operating system and application software? I'll bet you are tempted to say 100%, since you probably assume that your workstations are set to get updates automatically.

    Here is an easier question: Does YOUR workstation have all of the available patches? If you are like most, the answer to either question is no.

    I have performed security assessments for a number of customers, many of whom are quite security conscious, and I have yet to find a single customer who has even a simple majority of workstations -- or endpoints as they are often known -- patched properly. Why, you ask? Here are the common excuses I find.

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