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Ensure that all endpoints have the right patches installed timely


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6.2: Patch Management   Ensure that all endpoints have the right patches installed timely

The purpose of this section of PCI DSS is to make sure that software running on organization’s systems (in this case endpoints located in the CDE) is maintained properly by applying all vendor-supplied security patches within one month of release. Otherwise organizations run risk of being attacked using new types of recently discovered vulnerabilities. Prioritizing deployment of patches is important to ensure that most critical patches are installed within one month of their release and all other patches are installed within 2-3 months.

6.2.b: Timely Deployment of Vendor-Supplied Patches
    Verify that critical patches are installed within one month and all other patches within 3 months

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6.2: Patch Management

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