Patch Tuesday brought a fourth straight month of Microsoft fixing more than 100 security vulnerabilities (CVEs) in their July updates. Here’s our callout of updates and issues we think you’ll want to be aware of.
According to a report by Filip Truta at Security Boulevard, 60% of breaches that occurred in 2019 involved vulnerabilities for which patches were available but not applied. He asserts that while cyber risk has become a standard board room discussion “many hurdles associated with cybersecurity tools and processes have yet to be resolved. For example, unpatched software vulnerabilities–one of the most common attack vectors for cybercriminals—remains a huge problem for organizations everywhere.”
Microsoft’s July updates resolve approximately 120 vulnerabilities in their products. By using patch policies in ZENworks Patch Management, you can automate the entire process of maintenance patching and reduce your exposure to attack vectors left open by unpatched software. Patch policies let you set the criteria for including a patch in the policy, automatically download the patch content and apply it to test devices, and after successful installation on the test devices roll out the patches to your production devices on the schedule you determine. Trusted automation resulting in greater patch currency across your devices.
Darrin VandenBos (@DarrinVandenBos)
Product Manager, Endpoint Management