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Teams must consider a new array of tools for building a secure and robust cloud environment that meets their needs. #3 – Patch Management What is it? Similar to on-premise, OS images and tool components must be updated with patches regularly. Your MVC patch management practice should leverage an automated framework that ensures all applications and tools are running on your approved OS images. More importantly, the framework underlying the patching process is a combination of detection and remediation, as defined by the release standards of your organization. Done right, this results in a plat- form the development and security community can trust. Why is it important for speed? Patch management is absolutely critical to agility. The right tools enable faster cloud adoption by ensuring the OS images are always compliant. This is a Day-1 activity and the patching process must be enabled with the first server deployed. In essence, having the rails laid before the train leaves the station is always a good idea. FALL 2017 | THE DOPPLER | 55