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Yes, You Can Patch Stupid
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mjwiii2020
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mjwiii2020,
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2/3/2019 | 9:50:59 AM
Cybersecurity ecosystems
Yes, the users connected to hosts are the first line of defense. The user population is a vital and integral component of the ecosystem of cybersecurity. 80% of all network attacks occur behind the security appliances.
mjwiii2020
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mjwiii2020,
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2/3/2019 | 9:45:58 AM
Re: Not Sure I agree
The etymology of the word 'stupid' derives from the latin term, 'stupere' which translates to be stunned, or amazed. In present English modern morphology, versus mid 16th century: from French stupide or Latin stupidus, from stupere 'be amazed or stunned'.
enhayden1321
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1/31/2019 | 12:53:36 PM
Not Sure I agree
The comments are really not helping the situation.  Frankly, as a "seasoned" security professional I tend to view the user as the "first line of defense."  Therefore, the Security manager/CISO/CSO needs to train and encourage the staff to be more secure and practice the proper hygiene.  Inferring someone is "stupid" doesn't help.  My 2 cents.
ASTEVENSN/A
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ASTEVENSN/A,
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1/31/2019 | 5:22:26 AM
Users, users, users
Interesting article. Early on it talks about condescending terms - isn't calling people 'users' condescending? It appears 23 times in the article. If we're talking about people then can we call them people? 'Users' is a term from the past.
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REISEN1955,
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1/30/2019 | 3:07:17 PM
Stupid includes mamangement
The C-Suite - well remember the CEO of Equifax blaming their entire, total and complete catasrophe on one, just one (1) IT drone unit who failed to patch software.  One guy now revealed TOTALLY CRITICAL TO THE ENTIRE FIRM and if he did not do his job NIGHTMARE ENDING OF THE WORLD.   This is also STUPID.  


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