Record Number of Patches to be Released – Is Your Organization Prepared?

October 12, 2010

Today, Microsoft is releasing a record number of patches -16 bulletins addressing 49 vulnerabilities. Four of the 16 bulletins will be rated as “critical,” Microsoft’s highest severity rating.

This week’s release will include fixes for security flaws in the Windows operating system, the Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft Office and the .NET Framework. The flaws in this month’s release affect all versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

Is your organization ready?

One of the most common security liabilities we encounter while conducting IT audits for our clients is missing security patches. A single missing patch can easily lead to the complete compromise of systems by viruses, worms, and manual attacks – putting confidential customer/member and organization information at risk.

A proactive patch management process is critical to keeping your organization’s most valuable information safe and secure. Customers and members depend on you to stay on top of the security game. It is vital that your patch management process includes timely updates and successful installation of patches to operating systems and patch software provided by vendors.

In light of Microsoft’s record breaking patch release, we would like to emphasize that all organizations should review their patch management processes to make sure all systems and software are updated with current patches and security updates.

If you need assistance identifying vulnerabilities in your patch management process or want to confirm its effectiveness please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help. Our business is devoted to your security.

To address questions specifically about the bulletins being released on Tuesday, Microsoft is hosting a webcast on Wednesday. Microsoft’s security experts will be available to discuss concerns and answer questions.



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