E8 topic 4 - Patch Applications
As we saw in the previous video “Patch Operating Systems”, patching applications is also VERY important for the same reasons. We talk about removing unsupported or unused applications so they don’t become old and potentially increase your attack surface. Due to every application being different we talk about how limited automated patching can be for applications. For this reason, manual inventory and updates may need to be performed for the majority of applications. We describe why conforming to the Essential Eight’s maturity level 3 can be difficult to achieve for patching applications.