Patch and a Prayer: An Inside Look at the Art of Patching

Anthony walks through the challenges of patching systems & servers.

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Anthony walks through the challenges of patching systems & servers.

There's one fundamental thing to remember about patching: Most every hack involves the manipulation of a vulnerability in an operating system, server or application. Patches are there to fix those vulnerabilities. And here's the other constant: You will always be a step behind when it comes to patching. Always.

Let's use the 2013 hack of Target as an example to shed some light on the challenge that every financial institution in the world faces in this age of interconnectivity. A year ago,

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