Microsoft Security Update Guide: Helping IT Professionals Better Understand and Maximize Microsoft Security Update Release Information, Processes, Communications, and Tools.
With added content on security update testing, this Guide is designed to help IT professionals better understand and use Microsoft security release information, processes, communications, and tools. Our goal is to help IT professionals manage organizational risk and develop a repeatable, effective deployment mechanism for security updates.
In this Guide, you'll find a convenient glossary of terms, an overview of the Microsoft Security Bulletin process, and a stage-by-stage review of Microsoft Security Updates.
The Guide is organized according to the following stages of the security update process:
- Stage 1, Receive Microsoft Security Release Communications
- Stage 2, Evaluate Risk; Stage 3, Evaluate Mitigation
- Stage 4, Standard or Urgent Update Deployment Timeline
- Stage 5, Monitor Systems, and; Ongoing Stage, Watch. Each section outlines the purpose and objective for that stage, as well as the expected target outcomes upon that stage's completion.
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