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Do you patch wisely or blindly?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction. While I am an advocate for system hardening, it must be done bearing the context and business needs in mind. Simply applying the latest firmware and patches looks like a good idea in practice, but doing so blindly and without planning to understand the pros and cons can be more of a hindrance than a help. The same holds true for disabling and removing services, installing new tools and taking a draconian approach to policies. Sometimes you break more than you fix, ending up doing the hackers job for them.

Aspiring CISO. Cyber Entertainer, Writer, and Presenter. Humanity, not machinery. An observer of how we use and abuse technology. Empathetic and altruistic.

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