Design and implementation of patch management



The constant appearance of new cyber threats raises the requirements for the patch management system. In addition to the need to control and maintain the list of already present vulnerabilities and the process of installing security patches, it is necessary to be able to assess the risk before the implementation of the patches and control their impact on the system.

  • The company which doesn't want to handle patching manually any more.
  • The CIOs who want to understand the cost of manual patching.
  • The consultants who are hired by CIOs to provide the data to make informed decisions.
  • The chief security officer who wants to ensure his company that the patches are applied.
  • The chief information security officer who wants to know how to analyze the patch application data.
Patch management
how to manage security patches

Security patch
what is it and why do we need it?

Configuration management
how to use configuration management tools

where are the software updates stored?

Patch cycle
when should you apply a new update?

information about available updates that can be downloaded from Microsoft Update Service Center (SUS)

Software update
description of all software installed on your computer

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