Software Patching Statistics: Common Practices and Vulnerabilities [Updated 2021]

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Wondering about software patching statistics and what the current state of affairs on updates is? This is where you will find all the relevant data as soon as experts reveal it.

Without a question, difficulties and delays in applying software patching are still one of the biggest threats for companies today. Apps and software lacking the latest update are some of the easiest targets for any hacker who wants to infiltrate an organization.

Experts keep saying it over and over, but people have a hard time getting to those never-ending software updates. It’s both a matter of prioritization and a matter of difficulty (in the absence of a tool that can successfully automate software patching).

Why Software Patching is Important, in Statistics and Data: Microsoft reports that most of its customers are breached via vulnerabilities that had patches released years ago – Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report, 2015. 80% of companies who had a data breach or a failed audit could have prevented it by patching on time or doing configuration updates – Voke Media survey, 2016. Upon a breach or failed audit, nearly half of companies (46%) took longer than 10 days to

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