BI&T March/April 2018

While laying out the challenges and essential aspects of an effective software patch management program, the experts interviewed for the March/April cover story were quick to highlight that patch management is just one aspect of an effective cybersecurity strategy. Eschewing quick fixes, comprehensive and carefully sequenced protocols are essential to effective patch management. This approach requires strong leadership buy-in, defined organizational goals, assistance and timely communication from device manufacturers, the right groups of professionals working across departmental lines, knowledge of which devices in the equipment inventory are susceptible to attack, and strong life cycle and change management processes.

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