During the last 3 months I got more times than expected in discussions about patch and vulnerability management. I need to say, there is much misunderstanding going around about these two processes; so much that I could argue that several organizations are exposing themselves significantly, just because the touch points and (lack of) dependencies in these two processes are not clear.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak there are lots of voices saying that we shouldn't care so much - especially if we haven't vaccinated for the flu which shows a lack of diligence on our side.
That could not be more wrong! People who say that understand ZERO about risk management, and since my social bubble is mostly security and risk management people, I find that very alarming.
Let me explain:
Professional liability insurance has been around for long. It is not a surprise that Cyber Insurance is becoming a trend lately, considering the constantly raising number of security breaches. The post in one sentence: Cyber insurance is a good thing but be careful what you wish for.
There is a lot of discussion lately about multi-factor authentication and how this will upgrade everyone's security. Indeed, it is an improvement and it was about time we start becoming more conscious about the security issues related to authentication. As usually though, these discussions generated a lot of confusing and "why it didn't work" moments when we see cases such as Reddit's hack in August of 2018.