Strategy: Patch Management
Security Pro's Guide to Patch Management
Numerous tools and practices are available to speed the deployment of security-related application patches, but most of them don’t address the issue of how to prioritize patches. How can you assess the risks associated with a particular vulnerability and the need for a specific patch? With so many applications in your enterprise, how do you decide which patches to deploy first and which you may not need at all? In this report, we discuss the patch prioritization process, as well as methods to accelerate deployment and minimize the possibility that any lingering vulnerabilities will be exploited.