Software Updates for Workstations, Mobile Devices: How to Stay Safe and Sane (TechRepublic)


With cybercrime on the rise, maintaining a regular schedule of updates and applying critical out-of-band patches as vulnerabilities are discovered are paramount to maintaining the integrity of security in your organization. Ransomware attacks netted criminals an estimated $5 billion in 2017, using exploits that were originally found by the NSA. As security flaws become increasingly weaponized, performing regular security and platform updates and maintaining regular tested backups are critical steps to ensuring the continued smooth transaction of business operations.

While there is no magic button to press to keep everything secured, the best course of action is knowing the components that require updating and having a plan to make sure updates are applied.