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Presentation Transcript: Overcoming the Challenges with Configuration and Patch Mgmt

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Presentation Transcript: Overcoming the Challenges with Configuration and Patch Mgmt

This presentation focuses on the patching and vulnerability and configuration management, but what does that really mean? Well, looking at patching overall, it’s actually just a component of the total vulnerability management lifecycle. While patching is only one piece of the process it isn’t the entire process and if you just think of it as an atomic unrelated piece, you’re not going to be able to do it as effectively as you could and you might add overhead to the entire process. So, you may actually lose some pieces that you need to patch or be aware of or to control as well as add additional time. So, we are going to talk about making it a component rather than an atomic piece of your program, and then obviously implementing that program itself.

Remediation, what you do, you found the problem. Now, what are you going to do to actually fix it, because it’s not always patched? It would be nice if it was always patched but there are a number of reasons why patch may not always be the best fit. What you do, if you can patch right away or sometimes you can’t patch it all. And that will be the alternative and then finally we will wrap up with some of the keys to success how you can actually build a program, if you’ve got a program in place, how you can strengthen it or if you’re still developing a program. Read on to learn more about creating a vulnerability and patching lifestyle and program.


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