99% of successful attacks involve vulnerabilities that have been known to cybersecurity professionals for at least one year. Nollaig Heffernan describes the issues that exist today with applying software patches, primarily at the application layer, and advises on how to mange the patching effort and where priorities should lie for organizations.
2016 saw a record setting number of cyberattacks, resulting in the most records stolen in the seventeen years that breaches have been tracked. When you can’t secure the network any longer, what do you do? Shifting to a runtime protection approach will require a bit of retooling, but the end-result will be—finally—slowing the attacks that threaten every organization, every day.