1 Introduction / Executive Summary
In many organizations, "accuracy before speed" still applies to patching, emphasizing thorough testing before rapid deployment. What was correct years ago is no longer applicable today due to the changing nature of cybersecurity risks. A more nuanced approach is required, with speed often taking precedence over accuracy.
Flawless software does not exist, especially beyond a certain level of complexity. Despite significant professionalization in software development, test automation, and software development lifecycles (SDLCs) focused on quality improvement and security, thousands of software patches are released each month.