Patch management is a growing problem for IT/Sec-Ops teams. Surveyed cybersecurity professionals reported that attack volumes were up 15 percent and attack severity had increased 24 percent. But in 57 percent of breaches, hackers exploited vulnerabilities for which a patch was available but not applied.
If ever in a freezing cold room with IT/Sec-Ops people, raising the topic of patch management can heat it up fast. Patching applications on an organization’s client and server endpoints is far more challenging than most people realize. The uncertainty over what applications need to be patched in the next cycle makes it seem a never ending game of whack-a-mole.
Fortunately for the weary, there is an astonishingly simple, effortless, and effective way to snuff out those moles for good (figuratively speaking of course), including those invisible ones otherwise known as zero-day attacks.