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.

trackd vs. ChatGPT

So even with the knowledge that 98 out of 100 patches are safe to deploy, remediation teams are unlikely to modify their processes to patch more aggressively any more than the average person would change their decision to play Russian Roulette with a gun with 100 chambers and only 2 live bullets.

If it Ain’t Breaking Stuff, Fix It

A cute puppy and vulnerability management - unlikely combination

Tell us when patches are disruptive? Sure. But more importantly, let us know when they’re not, information that’s potentially much more actionable.