If your client is subject to PCI, then PCI pretty much mandates you keep
current...

PCI DSS Requirement 6.2
<...> Install critical security patches within one month of release.

I suppose if you really want to make the effort to pull out just the
integrity PTFs, you could get away with that. But much easier and
defensible to simply follow IBM's guidelines.

Charles


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Paul Nelson <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

This is a question I got from a client yesterday. I seem to recall somebody
posting a link here some years ago to justify staying reasonably current.

He wants more than just the standard arguments about IBM insisting that one
be at a certain level, et cetera, et cetera. It went right over his head
when I asked him if he changes the oil in his car on a regular basis. He
lives in the city and doesn't own a car.

Please chime in.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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