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Realistic Patch Management Tips, Post-SolarWinds
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User Rank: Apprentice
4/6/2021 | 4:38:08 PM
Virtual patching

I am surprised the article is not mentioning the virtual patching solutions. It permits to avoid the risks of running a new software without careful (and therefore long) testing when the security issues are high or critical.

Anyway, we need to consider the concept of always running the latest version. What's the point?
Do we really need to get the latest features? Are we affected by the bugs fixed? Is the version running still supported? Is any serious security vulnerability?
The benefits of an update must be carefully measured. It could appear better to not run the last version, as long there is no security issues or bugs affecting your business.
User Rank: Apprentice
3/8/2021 | 1:42:31 AM
So what do we do?
In my opinion, this article is more about patch management when what we should learn from the SolarWinds incident. We already have patch management and patch systems in stages and following a priority list, thank you very much.

How is a company supposed to protect itself against malicious software updates and patches from vendors we all trusted in the first place? Every month, there is a lot of new software coming into the enterprise. Who will tell me if the binary code is clean or not? I am still looking for an answer myself.

Best regards

Jan Klingel


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