Cyber Security Glossary

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security patch

A security patch is software that corrects errors in computer software code. Security patches are issued by software companies to address vulnerabilities discovered in the company’s product.  Vulnerabilities can also be found in the aftermath of a cyberattacker exploiting a vulnerability of an operating system – a vulnerability the software manufacturer was not previously aware of.  Applying security patches that respond to the latest threats, enhances device security.