The monthly Patch Tuesday event contains a less-than-average haul of security vulnerability patches, with Exchange Server, Internet Explorer, Hyper-V, and Windows 10 subject to one or more of the 55 flaws found by researchers over the last month in the Microsoft canon.
The patch treadmill is familiar to any systems administrators or helpdesk staff wherever big-name software is deployed: Adobe and Oracle also time their CVE (common vulnerabilities and exposures) announcements for the same day each period, making this week a busy one for many IT professionals.
Some organizations prefer to outsource this most menial yet important task in running fleets of servers and endpoints to an MSP or specialist service provider. There are options, too, for at least partial automation of the work by third-party software.
End-users tend to notice little...