Patches are modifications to software code that often come from a security developer to fix security problems or technical issues. Most of the time, a security patching in cyber security is released after hackers trap victims due to a vulnerability.
As all software has technical flaws, these can easily be exploited by cybercriminals once found and shared publicly. If there is no operating system and third-party applications are not properly patched or updated, hackers may be able to exploit victims. In that case, patch management plays an important role; it is intended to keep software up to date and avoid all levels of cyberattacks on computers and network devices. Patch management is the process of identifying, acquiring, testing and installing patches.
Patch management keeps the network secure, reliable and operational and is essential for staying compliant with security and privacy regulations.
Swiftcomm, an IT support specialist, can help make sure your system has all the suitable patches installed in a timely manner giving your system maximum protection against penetration by hackers.