Sysadmins and Security Patches

From: Stephen Zeigler (
Date: 05/17/02

From: Stephen Zeigler <>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 12:09:04 -0700

Hi all,
I would like to get a feel for how other shops handle this issue. I am a
security admin responsible for keeping about 140 servers, Unix and NT, up to
date with security patches and hotfixes. This isn't my only responsibility
and I'd like to get the sys admins more involved in keeping their servers
patched. I love my job - but more stuff keeps landing on my plate. How is
this best handled? Is it reasonable to expect sysadmins to install security
patches? Thx