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Prioritizing patches: A precipitous pandemonium
Why make security and patching a priority? While many exploits and attacks remain unpublished, there are a few surveys and studies that highlight the importance of security. The Computer Crime and Security Survey 2001 identifies 85 percent of respondents as having detected computer security breaches within the last year; 186 respondents reported a total loss of US$377,828,700 due to such breaches.
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