Microsoft Patches: Friend or Foe?

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 11, 2013 09:39 pm PST

If You Could Change One Thing about Your Job, What Would it Be? I think this is a universally great question… interview candidates, colleagues, friends and family, and even strangers. Everyone has an answer; no one loves everything about his or her job.

If you want to have an interesting conversation at home, ask your significant other this question and follow it up with “Why?” It’s a question I often ask myself when I’m interested in self-reflection. After all, if the answer is“my boss” or “everyone I work with” it’s probably time to look for a new job.

I figured, since the answer wasn’t “my boss” that I’d share the one item I could change with everyone:

Question: If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be?

Answer: Microsoft’s Patch Process

Question: Why?

Answer: This is going to take a while…

It doesn’t matter who I talk to… customers, colleagues, partners, friends, family, or strangers… Microsoft Security is one of the most confusing organizations in the world, and most people don’t even realize the source of the problem… they just see something that’s difficult to understand.