Patch Management

Division: 

Administration & Finance

Department: 

Information Technology Services

Contact Information: 

Nish Malik / Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services / (415) 405-4105 / nish@sfsu.edu

Effective Date: 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Revised Date: 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Authority: 

ICSUAM 8050 - Configuration Management

Objective: 

This policy defines requirements for patch management on all SF State owned information technology systems, network resources and applications.

Statement: 

All SF State-owned information technology systems, network resources (e.g., switches, routers and firewalls) and applications will have a management-appointed person or persons (formally identified) responsible for maintenance of operating systems, security software and applications. 

Unless a security patch or update introduces security or performance issues, all components will be kept current, including the operating system, Web server, application server, DBMS, applications and all code libraries.

All departments and units will follow documented patch management standards and procedures in conformance with change control policies.

References

Configuration change and patch management implementation guidelines
CSU Configuration Management Information Security Policy
CSU Change Control Information Security Policy