Source: U.S. House
quote: The space station just got a 100mbps LAN in 2008 ( http://www.dailytech.com/International+Space+Stati... )I don't think NASA is quick on uptake.
quote: For my company, we spend a week testing Microsoft patches before we release them on our WUS. There is no way in hell we could afford our inhouse systems going down because of an incompatible patch.NASA probably needs to test things to death, and let the wide world do the same to make sure it doesn't take down satellite monitoring or whatnot.
quote: I get that, but when you have such sensitive info on machines can't be patched they should be air-gapped, tagged with some sort of RFID alarm, and never allowed off-site.
quote: It's actually somewhat typical for sensitive non-connected systems to NEVER get patched. Why try to "fix" something that isn't broken when updating would just introduce a possibility of breaking?That said... if they are connected systems (especially Windows workstations), they absolutely should be getting patched regularly.
quote: I don't think NASA is quick on uptake.
quote: At the risk of being downrated, let's hear it for another appallingly badly proofread article on Dailytech.
quote: ``This is like being on the Titanic going down,'' says Warren, who has worked at NASA for 14 years. ``I don't want to leave NASA, but it's the Titanic and there are only so many lifeboats.''