Optimizing the patch management process

From helpnetsecurity.com

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2019, Jimmy Graham, Senior Director of Product Management at Qualys, discusses the importance of a tailored patch management process.
Security obviously will have some say in a patch management process because a lot of patching is security driven, but patching is beyond just security, there’s also stability performance updates that have to be taken into account.

Here’s a transcript of the podcast for your convenience.

Hi, my name’s Jimmy Graham and I’m the Senior Director of Product Management for vulnerability management and patch management at Qualys, and in today’s podcast we’re going to be talking about optimizing the patch management process.

You hear a lot about the vulnerability management lifecycle, we talk about it a lot at Qualys, how asset inventory feeds into vulnerability management. Then you prioritize those vulnerabilities, and then you patch.

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