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January 25, 2010  6:12 PM

Check this out – 4 Steps for Trimming Patch Management Time



Posted by: Troy Tate
application development, application patches, application testing, maintenance, patch management, patch testing, sla, system maintenance

Hopefully you have heard of and are testing and/or applying the recent Microsoft out-of-cycle patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability that was exploited and the cause of

January 21, 2010  9:57 PM

Google Aurora attack focused on IE6 – does anybody do autoupdates anymore?



Posted by: Troy Tate
attack, Aurora, fixes, Internet Explorer, malicious software, malware, Microsoft, patch, patch management, threat, update, vulnerability

Maybe you have heard about the recent


July 28, 2009  3:11 PM

Open Patch Management Metrics Model Released



Posted by: Troy Tate
asset management, framework, lifecycle management, maturity model, Metrics, Microsoft, patch management, patch management framework, research

Securosis and Microsoft have teamed up and released an Open Patch Management Metrics Model. The purpose of this model is to  "provide organizations with a tool to better understand their patching costs." The model also has ten steps with multiple substeps to help guide an organization through a...


May 22, 2009  3:24 PM

The Center for Internet Security defines security metrics



Posted by: Troy Tate
application security, Center for internet security, change management, CIS, incident management, information security, information security metrics, Metrics, patch management, Security, security metrics, vulnerability management

As an information security manager I am always struggling with how to measure the security posture of my organization. As they say, you can't manage what you can't measure. There's lots of talk out there about ROI (Return on Investment) or ROSI (Return on Security Investment). These may be business...


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