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Patching policies

Do you have or know of any areas where I can locate a server patching policy? This is a requirement at my company.

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I recommend reading the NIST publication Procedures for Handling Security Patches (SP 800-40). I also discuss patching procedures in my book Surviving Security.

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This was first published in October 2002

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