At RSA Conference 2010 Europe last week, Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek gave a presentation on how to accelerate the patching progress in the enterprise. It contains example of exploit kits and their penetration rates, patching statistics and common answers to implementation challenges.
Kandek also provides steps to address problems, includes suggestion to have Microsoft open up their patching program to 3rd party software developers.
You can download a PDF of the presentation here.
To learn more about patching challenges and techniques read our interview with Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek who discusses Microsoft security bulletins, patching difficulties in general, patching tools and techniques as well as Adobe Reader and Flash.