Patch Tuesday Enhanced
The second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft releases and publicizes a series
of patches. It also gives a basic severity level, such as low to critical. Starting
in October, Microsoft will give
far more information
about the actual threat these vulnerabilities pose,
helping IT figure out which patches have to be done pronto and which can wait
Microsoft is also hoping to work more closely with other security firms to
find and fix flaws. That's good news, but most of the security companies I've
talked to already report a good relationship with the folks up in Redmond. Not
sure how much that's changed, now that Microsoft competes with so many of them.
What else can Microsoft do to improve security and how would you grade its
current efforts? Send your "A"s, "B"s, "C"s, "D"s
and "F"s to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 08/07/2008 at 1:15 PM