Day 30 - Applying Patches and Updates
Last Updated: 2008-10-30 15:06:39 UTC
by Kevin Liston (Version: 2)
Today's topic revolves around applying patches and updates as a response measure.
My first personal comment is that patching and updating is really a Preparation step and helps avoid incidents in the first place. But we all already knew that. :-) I'm interested in how your patching and updating process differs when you've had an incident before patches become available.
Reader comments to follow...
Chris: wants to remind us about Secunia's PSI inspector. I should also point out that we musn't forget the home-user scaled incident response.
Anonymous: wants to remind us to disable an unpatched service until the patche become available-- especially in the dreaded "zero day" scenario with exploits ongoing and patches still being developed/tested.