October brought about several patches affecting developers and operation teams, from important fixes for Django to Apache Tomcat and Elastic Stacks security patches.
While everybody is still reeling from the “Zerologon” chaos many new patches already need attention. Our patch trackers registered 242 new patch releases in September.
Although we did not see the same series of critical operating system vulnerabilities like last month, August still had its fair share of important patches.
July was a busy month for patching, not only because of a dangerous Microsoft DNS vulnerability. 212 patches were tracked by our patch trackers.
Quickly applying security patches is one of the most effective things a company can do to improve its security posture. That is not exactly news. But why then are so many companies still falling behind on their patching and get breached via unpatched systems?