11.3. Identifying Security Problem Areas

The landscape of security is changing at a very fast pace. You, as a security professional, are primarily responsible for keeping current on the threats and changes that are occurring. You're also responsible for ensuring that systems are kept up-to-date. The following list briefly summarizes the areas you must be concerned about:

Operating system updates

Make sure all scheduled maintenance is performed and updates and service packs are installed on all the systems in your environment. Many manufacturers are releasing security updates on their products to deal with newly discovered vulnerabilities. For example, Novell, Microsoft, and Linux manufacturers offer updates on their websites. In some cases, ...

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