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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 1.2

Tier 1—Patch Management

Abstract

Patch management is a component of configuration management where you are responsible for ensuring that patches are applied to computers, as directed by a company’s policies and procedures. You will have difficulty getting out of this role if you stay too long.

Keywords

Patch Management
Patch Tuesday
Update
Exploit Wednesday
Version control

Introduction

“All programmers are optimists.”

— Fredrick P. Brooks, Jr.

Patch management is a component of configuration management where you are responsible for ensuring that patches are applied to computers as directed by a company’s policies and procedures. Generally, when a patch is released, individuals in Vulnerability Management roles will identify the urgency ...

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