Modern Patch Management Part of Ransomware Defense
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 11am PT / 2pm ET
If you are not currently automating proactive updates and patch management, you should be. If you are automating updates and patch management, it is time to do so more effectively. Whether from on-premises or cloud solutions, a flexible patch management initiative applies updates in a timely and effective manner to enable a resilient, secure, productive IT environment – a key component of your ransomware protection strategy.
Join Greg Schulz, Author and Sr. Analyst at Server StorageIO and Microsoft MVP (CDM), along with Jody Evans from KACE by Quest, for an interactive discussion for organizations of various sizes, from large to small, as well as workgroups, departmental, and edge.
Jody and Greg will discuss industry trends, customer pain points, techniques, and best practices to protect your organization's IT assets against various risks and ensure your applications are performing as expected.
What you will learn:
- Best practices for on-prem and cloud patch management
- Change control management
- How to proactively keep IT assets up to date
- Way to deepen awareness of your IT inventory
- Approaches to understanding update and patch severity levels
- Trust yet verify and test patch updates
- Methods to leverage automation
About the presenters:
Greg Schulz, Founder and IT Analyst, Server StorageIO
Greg has worked as the customer in various IT organizations in different roles, as well as a vendor, consulting analyst and author of several books including “Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials” (CRC Press). Greg brings a diverse background with real world perspective across applications, data infrastructures, hardware, software, and clouds. Greg is a Microsoft MVP Cloud Data Center Management and previous ten-time VMware vExpert.
Jody Evans, Product Manager, Quest Software
Jody has spent over 20 years in the systems management industry. His roles range from systems management consultant to Learning and Development manager to Product Manager. Over his career, Jody has managed projects for customers in small shops to globe-spanning, multinational organizations. Jody has become a trusted advisor during the product development process for KACE products and has supported several groups in their efforts to bring releases to market. These efforts led him to where he is today as a Product Manager for KACE solutions.