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Re: AV/FW Adoption Sudies
On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 17:29:51 CDT, Dennis Dayman <email@example.com> said: > > Does anyone know of any studies on user adoption of security s/w (AV and FW > products), including how often people update and how regularly? Two papers that might help: A writeup on the OpenSSL holes, the Slapper worm, and when/why users patched their systems. 17 pages, PDF. http://www.rtfm.com/upgrade.pdf Lots of interesting conclusions about user behavior, which we probably need to consider when planning. Some non-trivial math/stats, but they explain what the results mean in plain English too, so feel free to skip over the formulas to the "this clearly shows...".. Crispin Cowan's presentation from Usenix LISA: http://wirex.com/~crispin/time-to-patch-usenix-lisa02.ps.gz Both of these papers are somewhat flawed in that they focus on the mostly-broken idea that the admin/user would even know a patch if it came by and bit them on the posterior.....