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  • Eight strategies for securing Windows vulnerabilities

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" provides eight strategies you can use to minimize the expose to dangerous security flaws. 

  • Patching resources

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" lists Microsoft's patch release schedule and provides link to other security resources. 

  • Additonal reasons why patching is important

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" explains the cost of having poor security and the benefits of fitting patching into your overall security. 

  • Close all unused ports

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" describes how to restrict traffic by only allowing it through certain firewall ports. 

  • Never assume that a default software installation is secure

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" provides a list of services you should never disable if you want to maintain strong security. 

  • Additonal reasons why patching is important

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" explains the cost of having poor security and the benefits of fitting patching into your overall security. 

  • Keep software patched

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" provides some final thoughts on good patching practices for server and network administrators. 

  • Use antivirus software

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" highlights the most common virus-targeted file types. 

  • Always perform and verify backups

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" describes why it is important to always perform and verify backups of your data. 

  • Always monitor logs

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" describes the events in three kinds of logs that a computer running any version of NT or later will show.