6 steps for a solid patch management process

The criticality of software patches is one again in the spotlight, as cybersecurity officials worldwide are contending with Spectre and Meltdown – a collection of security flaws affecting most computer chips made in the past 20 years.

That’s because available software patches can address the flaws, although the tradeoff could be chip performance.

Today’s situation echoes last year’s stories around the WannaCry and Petya ransomware, both of which exploited software that hadn’t been updated with available patches that came with their own potentials for complications.

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