IT professionals endure a lot more criticism for causing downtime when patching than they do for patching too slowly, so their default state is to be exceptionally cautious while absorbing the cyber risk of exposed vulnerabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]