Firewalls are no longer sufficient to keep bad actors out of government systems. As agencies continue to face greater cyber threats, additional layers of protection throughout their systems are vital to ensure that government and citizen information and operations remain uncompromised. Agencies looking to raise the bar on their OS security efforts should take inventory to determine the amount of time it takes to address critical vulnerabilities and how many resources that requires. One solution to help increase OS security and cybersecurity overall is to leverage the tools that have already successfully deployed millions of patches to public and private organizations.
Overcoming the complexity of updating the operating system is a key factor for agencies looking to adopt a new OS security strategy.