Why is patch management important for cybersecurity?

Patching is considered important for improving and maintaining software security. What are the risks associated with NOT performing regular patching on existing software? How does patch management make this process easier?

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Patching is the cornerstone of cyber hygiene. Due to the sheer volume of new vulnerabilities, the only way to achieve security is by using intelligence and automation in the patching process. Thus, every organization must remediate vulnerabilities on a regular basis to safeguard from cyber threats.

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Not Patching is like driving a car without a spare wheel in a jungle terrain. Regular patching safeguards you from at least the known perils.

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@Ravi Khanchandani ​I love this - such a simple way of explaining the importance of patching.

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