Patches are important updates to your software and systems that can contain vital security measures. Cyber attackers are opportunistic and know where to look for vulnerabilities. Patching your systems is a really important way to fill in the cracks that hackers will try to slip through.
It's more than likely that you run your business using many kinds of software. Software companies routinely provide updates and security patches to their software. If you don't apply patches as soon as they're available, you're leaving your organization open to known vulnerabilities.
A patch fixes a known vulnerability in a system, application or piece of software. They are released by the system operator but are the responsibility of the user to implement.
One of the biggest challenges organizations face is integrating patching into their processes. Software updates can take time, which makes it harder for you and your employees to make it a priority over your day-to-day work tasks.
Automation (turning on auto-update) is a great way to stay aware of new patches and schedule their installation at a convenient time.
It can be easy to ignore patches, but making them a priority is essential to protecting your organization from cyber attacks. Protect your business by:
We have plenty of useful resources and information available to help you become aware of the threats to your business.