Six tips for a painless Patch Tuesday

Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 12:27 AM EST

Microsoft's monthly patch release cycle may have made the patching process somewhat more predictable. But the growing trend by hackers to reverse-engineer security patches to take advantage of underlying vulnerabilities is giving companies less time than ever to test and deploy fixes across their systems.

What's needed, therefore, is a formal patch management process that can handle the entire patching lifecycle from the moment a security fix becomes available to the time it is deployed across the enterprise, according to security experts and analysts.

At Computerworld.

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