This report by TuxCare looks at two critical cybersecurity tools. First, we examine the vulnerability detection tools used to locate and map software vulnerabilities in an organization. We also looked at patch management, the process of closing vulnerabilities through software patches. Our intent was to analyze how different organizations treat these two key tenets of cybersecurity. In the report, we outlined the key variations we found from industry to industry – as well as aggregate statistics that point to gaps in preparedness such as resource limits and the reliance on manual methods.
The majority of companies (76%) are deploying automated patch management but only 46% take advantage of live patching.
75% of respondents said that they relied on manual online research as one of their tools to find out more about dangerous vulnerabilities, making this the most commonly used tool.
28% of respondents said that CentOS itself (going End-of-Life in December 2021), or another CentOS fork, is their predominant server OS