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Patch Tuesday Turns 20: The Impact of Microsoft’s Vulnerability Problem
October 23, 2023
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday initiative, aimed at increasing manageability and predictability in IT administration, perseveres despite an escalated volume of vulnerabilities. Expanded digital environments and Microsoft product ecosystems have increased system vulnerabilities. The monthly patch release has become burdensome for IT teams as they prioritize patches to avoid adversarial exploitation. Fast, opportunistic adversaries exploit vulnerabilities, including in Microsoft products. Microsoft's vulnerability issue undermines Patch Tuesday's intended efficiency and defenses, arguing for improved security design to alleviate patching burdens.