IT - Operations

8 Trends In Vulnerability And Patch Management
Dark Reading, October 30th, 2019
Unpatched flaws continue to be a major security issue for many organizations

"Organizations are under growing pressure to implement effective vulnerability and patch management practices: In numerous recent data breaches, attackers have shown a tendency to exploit unpatched software flaws to gain access to critical enterprise applications and systems. Even relatively old and long-ago patched vulnerabilities continue to be exploited..."

Change Management: 5 Steps IT Leaders Must Take
The Enterprisers Project, October 31st, 2019
Change is never easy, but a process that includes these critical steps will give leaders the best shot at achieving positive, long-term change

"Change is inevitable, as leaders know all too well. To stay relevant, organizations must be able to adapt to the current landscape. For enterprises and their IT leaders, digital transformation is the latest in a long list of disruptions that are impacting business operations.

Whether the change is robust or small, a successful change management process will help minimize risk and disruptions to key services..."

The cybersecurity threatscape in the UK is extremely complex and sophisticated

"It is no longer a question of whether a cyberattack will occur, but when; according to a recent Beaming report, UK businesses faced cyberattacks every 50 seconds in the second quarter of 2019.

Meanwhile, the Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Army recently stated the country is 'at war every day' due to external cyber threats. Interestingly, analyst firm Gartner predicts that, through 2020, 99% of vulnerabilities exploited will continue to be the ones known by security and IT professionals. It's not difficult to see why patching is a primary focus for UK organisations..."

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