Patch Management in the Post-SolarWinds Era

March 18, 2021

The SolarWinds breach, in which hackers inserted malware into software updates sent to thousands of customers and created a backdoor to their IT systems, suggests organizations need to seriously rethink patch management.

Until recently, installing patches and keeping systems up to date was purely a risk reduction exercise, but IT security professionals understand that attackers will eventually find a way in, either by accident or by focusing their efforts on a known weakness.

 

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