Not appropriately patching your software and devices has been a top reason why organizations are compromised for three decades. In some years, a single unpatched application like Sun Java was responsible for 90% of all cybersecurity incidents. Unpatched software clearly needs to be mitigated effectively.
So, it’s surprising to see that most organizations don’t effectively do patch management even though they think they do. Here are some of the common ways patch management policy is broken.
1. Not patching the right things
The number one patching problem is not patching the highest risk applications first.