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Low Hanging Fruit


Classification Key : Security Pattern Space

Problem

It is impossible to test a non-trivial system to be completely bug free and secure. The business pressure to release a product ensures that the system planners do not have enough opportunity to properly secure a system. When bugs are identified in a system the system designers react to make the system secure from that bug but they are also under business pressure to do that quickly. How to make the system secure from an identified vulnerability really quickly?

Solution

Remove obvious vulnerabilities by applying simple fixes. Plug the holes as quickly as possible. Do not attempt to re-design the environment or reinstall applications.

Known Uses

Patches created by software vendors, after a vulnerability is discovered.

Source

Romanosky Repository

Tags

Patch, Maintenance, Attack Response


 

Last modified: May 05, 2012

Conceived and Maintained by: Munawar Hafiz