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FTC v. Wyndham: Naughty 9 Security Fails to Avoid
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RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
9/29/2015 | 12:28:13 PM
Re: Point 3
I am all for the nuclear option...unfortunately I don't think the business side will be on board.
Jason.straight@unitedlex.com
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User Rank: Apprentice
9/28/2015 | 6:36:43 PM
Re: Point 3
The nuclear option (i.e. stop using Java) has been recommended by some security pros and is the only one i am aware of that will truly solve this problem, but that is probably not the response you're looking for.  I'll let the IT security ops folks weigh in on this but Java seems to occupy its own special island in the patch management world for exactly the reasons you highlight.  It's a classic situation of balancing security against business needs - you can patch aggressively (and even automatically) and risk breaking apps and disrupting business or you can continue rolling the dice by not patching in a timely fashion.  The middle ground might be to try to assess the risk and potential impact of each newly disclosed Java vulnerability in YOUR environment and make prioritizing decisions on a patch-by-patch basis. 

If I had a better idea, I would sell it to Oracle and buy my own special island!

Anyone else have suggestions?

 

 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
9/28/2015 | 3:04:08 PM
Point 3
Its amazing the amount of organizations that are heavily tech-ified not having an efficient patching process. There are gaps unfortunately even with efficient patching processes when it comes to legacy apps.

IE: When an app is coded for a specific version of Java, even though all Java versions are backwards compatible of each, it will not perform as intended due to the hardcoding. Due to this, older versions that are vulnerable will remain on the network. How could this best be handled to avoid the one of the Naughty 9?


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