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Vendor Study: Tech Leaders Eschew Patching Over Business Concerns

April 3, 2019

Worried about interrupting operations, more than 80% skip critical updates that leave their systems at risk, study finds

Concern over interrupting business operations keeps 81% of CIOs and CISOs from deploying security updates and patches, a practice that puts their IT environments at greater risk, according to research from endpoint protection vendor Tanium. More than half of the 500 IT leaders polled said they’d made that questionable compromise more than once.