Panel: Patch Management presented at 13th USENIX Security Symposium 2004

by Crispin Cowan (Immunix), Patrick Mcdaniel, Bob Cowles, Eric Schultz,

Tags: Security Panel

Summary : Much of the damage caused by contemporary viruses and worms is preventable. Administrators can minimize the effects of malicious code if they apply available software patches. Given the obvious payoff of applying patches in current operating systems, why are so many systems still vulnerable? This panel will explore the the complexities and dangers of patch management in current network environments. Panel members will describe their own experiences in dealing with patches and propose solutions for future of vulnerability patching.