Why Due Diligence as a Defense is Not Enough

Why Due Diligence as a Defense is Not Enough

Interesting article, but one portion stood out to me:

From the point a vulnerability is discovered and a remedy is made available, the clock starts ticking. The longer you wait to address the threat, the closer you encroach upon negligence. This is just one demonstration for providing due care.

Negligence Timeline

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Given the long history of debate on what constitutes responsible disclosure (3 days? 2 weeks? 3 months?), attempting to define negligence in the sense of “windows of risk” may be debated for years to come. Schoenberg poses his question and directs it to the corporate world and deployment of technology. What happens when we turn this time table toward the vendors and patching? Suddenly, we have dozens of cases of some vendors (Sun, HP) being guilty of “gross negligence”.

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