7 steps security leaders can take to deal with Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of computer chips manufactured over the last 20 years.

“The risk is real, but with a clear and pragmatic risk-based remediation plan, security and risk management leaders can provide business leaders with confidence that the marginal risk to the enterprise is manageable and is being addressed,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president, distinguished analyst and Gartner fellow emeritus.

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