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Keep these cybersecurity holidays marked on your calendar

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 19, 2015.

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    It’s no happy day for enterprises when cyber thugs celebrate their favorite ‘holidays’—special days when they attack with even more cunning and fervor. Learn these days and get ready to respond to related exploitations.

    1. Software Support Retirement / End of Support Day. This is the date when support ends for any OS or software package. Unsupported software leaves enterprises open to attack. Because the vendor will no longer make general releases of security patches, each new hole attackers uncover will remain vulnerable.

    To prepare for this day and defend the enterprise against such attacks, investigate the availability of extended support offered by the vendor at a premium. Weigh that cost against an investment in deploying the latest software product or version that replaces the older product. Either of these avenues is going to cost you.

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