Patch Tuesday occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. It is when all the essential fixes for the month are collated and officially posted on the Microsoft Bulletin. These fixes include security updates that are imperative to resolve vulnerabilities, non-security updates, as well as upgrades for OS components and other applications.
What is the significance of Patch Tuesday, and why should it be made a priority?
Patch Tuesday began in 2003. While this doesn’t seem like too long ago, Patch Tuesday is one of the most long-standing and resolutely observed cybersecurity practices. Microsoft consolidates all notable patches and releases them on one day of the month for the sole purpose of making it easier for administrators to secure their endpoints.