Operating System Patching
Operating System (OS) patching refers to applying updates to operating systems. It is absolutely critical for ensuring system security. Time is of the essence in patching. It is ideal to apply patches within 48 hours of release.
In the SECMON1 blog post ‘Security Overview – Information Security Essentials’ , we spoke about what operating system patching is and why it is an essential security measure.
In this document we are going to provide some basic operating system patching steps for the most consistently vulnerable operating systems (Microsoft and Apple) as well as provide you with some interesting and important links where you can educate yourself further on this topic and discuss other available options.