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CYBER SMART: What percentage of cyber attacks can be mitigated by patch management?

Written by Jordan True

July 15th, 2016

Answer: Patch Management can mitigate more than 80% of cyber attacks.

A major concern is the ever growing and increasing complexity of patching systems and applications. This is typically more complicated in the retail industry due to distribution, remote access and limited bandwidth available as well as poorly trained end-users operating these technologies. The importance of “patch management” is huge since it can mitigate more than 80% of cyber threats, leaving only those nasty zero days to deal with. Vulnerabilities are growing each year and out of the exploited vulnerabilities in 2014, 99.9% of them had a CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) published. Download the Ransomware on the Rise white paper to learn more about patch management avoiding being the next victim of a cyber crime.

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Jordan True

Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.