The Microsoft Security Update Guide was designed to help IT professionals better understand and use Microsoft security release information, processes, communications, and tools.
In this guide, you will find a convenient glossary of terms, an overview of the Microsoft Security Bulletin process, and a stage-by-stage review of Microsoft Security Updates.
It is organized according to the following stages of the security update process:
- Stage 1, Receive Microsoft Security Release Communications
- Stage 2, Evaluate Risk
- Stage 3, Evaluate Mitigation
- Stage 4, Standard or Urgent Update Deployment Timeline
- Stage 5, Monitor Systems, and; Ongoing Stage, Watch.
Each section outlines the purpose and objective for that stage, as well as the expected target outcomes upon that stage’s completion.