Patch managementidentifying known vulnerabilities in information systems and fixing them with specific patches from vendorsis an obvious component of a healthcare information security strategy.
But is patch management a regularly scheduled component of the strategy? Healthcare organizations should use scanning tools to run vulnerability scans of information systems weekly to identify new areas of security weakness, such as an unauthorized program reading PDF files, says Rob Juncker, vice president of engineering at Shavlik, a vendor of patch management, software license control management and secure mobile email products.
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