In this course, we will look at how to approach the remediation of discovered vulnerabilities.

Course description

In this course, we will look at best practices for establishing and running an effective patch management program. We will look at what is needed in Windows and Linux environments, as well as discussing several considerations that must be taken into account when remediating vulnerabilities.



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In this video, we will look at best practices for establishing and running an effective patch management program.

Meet the author

Nikolas is a Sr. Security Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity focused on advanced adversary simulation, penetration testing and vulnerability management. He has vast experience across many information security domains, such as cyber defense, cyber risk, security strategy, offensive security, security awareness and security operations.

Nikolas has worked at several organizations throughout Southern California and has been a consultant at PwC, Accenture and Deloitte. He primarily lectures on ethical hacking, digital forensics and information assurance. He has also sat on several information security panels, spoken at several information security conferences, and appears on news outlets to discuss information security-related issues.

Nikolas received his M.Sc in information security from Royal Holloway, the University of London and his B.A. in political science from UC, San Diego. He holds OSCP, CISSP and CISA certifications.

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