Morey Haber, vice president of technology at BeyondTrust, does offer one old-school caveat. "The recommendation to always stay on the 'latest-previous' version is still sage. The latest security updates may protect you from the vulnerability of the week but can also cause tons of pain, from incompatibility to performance issues. Allow the early adopters to vet out whether a patch or maintenance release is safe and only rush to apply the latest update if the threat is imminent."