Our goal is to help IT professionals manage organizational risk and develop a repeatable, effective deployment mechanism for security updates. In this Guide, you will find a convenient glossary of terms, an overview of the Microsoft Security Bulletin process, and a stage-by-stage review of Microsoft Security Updates. The Guide is organized according to the following stages of the security update process:
Stage 1, Receive Microsoft Security Release Communications;
Stage 2, Evaluate Risk;
Stage 3, Evaluate Mitigation;
Stage 4, Standard or Urgent Update Deployment Timeline;
Stage 5, Monitor Systems, and; Ongoing Stage, Watch. Each section outlines the purpose and objective for that stage, as well as the expected target outcomes upon that stage's completion."
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer