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Patch management

Set up a solid patching program, or face the consequences

October 19, 2021
Microsoft recently released what many hope will be the final patch for the PrintNightmare vulnerabilities, but today’s columnist, Jane Adams, points out that some organizations may not have the staff or can’t afford the downtime to patch. Still, as a general rule, Adams says companies should develop a solid patching program. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
  • Patches are discontinued.
  • The patches may only target specific releases of an application.
  • Production facilities can’t afford the downtime to patch.
  • Organizations may not have the resources available.
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