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Moderator bkelly Moderator
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How Do you Prioritize Patching Efforts?

I'll list some common answers to the question below for an easy copy/paste response but am very interested to hear if you have an answer that does not fall into the below list of ways you are prioritizing your patching efforts...

  • I focus on the most popular vendors
  • I focus on the software found on the majority of systems in my organization
  • I focus on the most critical (by CVSS score)
  • I focus on the most critical (by Criticality rating)
  • I focus on the most sensitive systems
  • I focus on the ones being exploited in the wild
  • I focus on the ones easiest to deploy (if I have a patch, I push it - if I don't, I don't)

There is no "correct" answer, but expect that many focus on multiple criteria so please don't limit your response to any one metric of prioritization. 

As a bonus, it would be great to hear why you focus on what you do and how such is of particular interest to your organization's situation. 

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