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Ashley Howard

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After Spectre and Meltdown, How Can Industrial Control Systems Learn From The Patch, Exploit, Uninstall Cycle?

There’s a saying in the software community: Patch Tuesday, Exploit Wednesday and Uninstall Thursday. Patch Tuesday refers to the second and sometimes fourth Tuesday of the month when Microsoft releases patches for its software products. Patch Tuesday is followed by Exploit Wednesday when exploitation developers, or in other cases hackers, jump in to see if the patches released the previous day really addressed the vulnerability or if exploitation is still possible. Then comes Uninstall Thursday, which results when it turns out that the patch installed on Tuesday actually broke your system or made it even more vulnerable and you have to uninstall it to get things back to working order.

Topics: thought leadership