Enterprises Patch 10 Percent Faster, But Not Fast Enough


Even though two out of every three machines are vulnerable to one or more critical vulnerabilities, enterprises are managing to patch faster than ever, a researcher said on the eve of his keynote speech at a security conference. The "half-life" of vulnerabilities -- the amount of time it takes companies to patch half of their systems against a newly-disclosed bug -- continues to drop, said Gerhard Eschelbeck, the chief technology officer of Qualys and the creator of his self-titled “Laws of Vulnerabilities”.

Eschelbeck based his research on statistical analysis of 21 million critical vulnerabilities, and 32 million network scans conducted over a three-year period. Enterprises patch 10 percent faster, but not fast enough - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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