• Is not patching being negligent?

    16 Mar 2009

    Well, Microsoft’s Roger Halbheer thinks so – at least related to the Conficker worm as discussed here. By and large I agree.

    Everything in business and everything in life depends on us making choices. We choose the behavior – in this case not applying a highly-critical patch – we choose the consequences….especially if it’s an oversight because someone in IT was goofing off.

    With all the talk about the importance of patching you’d think we’d have this down pat by now. I suspect it’ll follow in the footsteps of “use strong passwords” and be around for good.