9.4. Staying on Top of Security

The landscape of security is changing at a fast pace. You, as a security professional, are primarily responsible for keeping current on the threats and changes that are occurring, as well as staying on top of new developments in the field. At times, it can seem as if new buzzwords and acronyms (such as SPIM for Spam over Instant Messaging) are added daily. You're also responsible for ensuring that systems are kept current and up-to-date. The following list briefly summarizes the areas you must be concerned about:

Operating systems updates

Make sure all scheduled maintenance, updates, and service packs are installed on all the systems in your environment. Many manufacturers are releasing security updates on their ...

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