• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course explores benefits of employing a patch management strategy, and its importance to overall security. In this 14 videos, you will learn patch management concepts, and management methodologies including baselining, hardening, and backout plans. Learners will examine best practices, what to do when vendor-specific issues occur, and how to get issues patched before they become a threat. You will learn to analyze and assess patches before implementation, and how to use several tools and techniques to patch and harden systems. You will also learn how to implement patches, and how to automate the process. Next, examine testing and configuration management, and patch management, by using both open-source and commercial tools. You will learn to use the patch rollout process and policies for patch updates. You will learn how patch management can use the Agile software development process, which uses cross-functional teams to make the process more efficient; its goal is to deliver software on regular intervals. Finally, you will learn to create and implement a patch strategy in a serverless architecture.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Systems Analysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management