The Ultimate Guide to Patch Management for MSPs

A comprehensive guide to patch management for MSPs

Patch management is not just a best practice; it is an essential aspect of MSP operations. Failing to regularly patch systems and applications can leave your clients vulnerable to cyberattacks, data breaches, and system failures.

How to Patch Vulnerabilities: A Comprehensive Guide

Vulnerability Prioritization

Leaving vulnerabilities unpatched can expose organizations to significant risks. Attackers actively search for known vulnerabilities to exploit, and exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities is a common technique. Such attacks can result in data breaches, financial losses, reputational damage, and legal liabilities.

Why Patches Fail

Vulnerability patching isn't sexy, and often the reasons for patches not working aren't either.

In this blog series, we’ll look at some of the more mundane – albeit common and operationally-significant – reasons patches fail.

MSP Patch Management: The Delicate Balance Between Operational Risk & Security Risk

Modern patch management software provides insights on how patches have been disruptive to help identify the problem patches before they break a network.

The only thing better than learning from your own mistakes is learning from the mistakes of others. At trackd, we have come up with a radically simple but elegant solution to help organizations differentiate between the 98% of patches that are necessary and safe, and the 2% that will have your clients calling you on the weekends.

Breaking the Cycle of Cybersecurity PTSD

Breaking the Cycle of Cybersecurity PTSD

Much more commonly, it’s the CISO and senior cybersecurity professionals that serve as the CEO’s scapegoat in the event of a major breach. Yet, it’s voluntary resignations that are primarily responsible for CISOs holding the lowest average tenure figure among C-suite executives, lasting just 26 months compared to 5.3 years for their C-level counterparts.

Server Patching

Server patching is a critical part of enterprise cyber security

The primary new technology for server patching uses crowdsourced data on patches that have been applied to help guide remediation teams and highlight patches that have a history of disruption, and perhaps more valuably, those that have a history of safe deployment.

Cheating Guys and Patch Management (Yup, you read that right.)

Patch Management - like dating - can be greatly improved by sharing information.

Whether we’re talking about sharing indicators of compromise (IoCs) in the cyber security community, Google Reviews of a new restaurant, exposing the bad behavior of potential dating partners, or identifying – before they’re applied – security patches that are most likely to cause disruption, shared information is powerful.

Patch Management Software

What is Patch Management Software? Patch management software is a category of enterprise or business software that helps IT and remediation teams fix vulnerabilities on networks. Fixing – or remediating – vulnerabilities is key to […]