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Source: InfoSecurity-Magazine - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of Qualys and leading vulnerabilities researcher, said that internal systems are still not being patched fast enough compared with external ones. “There is a bigger perceived risk with external vulnerabilities�, Eschelbeck told delegates at CSI 2005 in Washington earlier this week, “but the reality is otherwise�.

Eschelbeck was presenting the third iteration of his annual ‘Laws of vulnerabilities’ research, based on scanning the internet, and other systems covered by Qualys. Among other things this research traces the changing half life of a vulnerability – how long it takes for a flaw to be fixed on 50% of systems. The half life for external vulnerabilities was 21 days in 2004 and 19 days in 2005; the half life for internal one was 62 days in 2004 and is now 48 — a bigger scale of improvement but still worryingly long, said Eschelbeck.

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