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Microsoft and NIST Team Up on Patching Guide

Microsoft and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined forces in order to create a new guide to help enterprises streamline to challenging patch management process. The initiative follows close cooperation from Microsoft with other US partners, including the Center for Internet Security, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Mark Simon of Microsoft explained that the project, called the NIST NCCoE [National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence] “will build common enterprise patch management reference architectures and processes, have relevant vendors build and validate implementation instructions in the NCCoE lab, and share the results in the NIST Special Publication 1800 practice guide for all to benefit.”

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