July 24, 2017
Are Your Patches Up-To-Date? What’s a Patch and Why Does It Matter?
In May, the WannaCry Ransomware attack affected companies spanning the globe, shutting down hospitals, disrupting utility companies, and stalling the work of millions. WannaCry took advantage of the fact that many businesses don’t keep their patching up-to-date.
Every time a bad guy discovers a new way to hack into software, the good guys create a patch to protect against the new threat. Your network must stay updated with these most recent patches installed. The “success” of WannaCry made clear that many businesses are being negligent regarding this basic security measure. Don’t be negligent! Your clients are trusting you to protect their data. Need help? Call us—we take the hassle out of cybersecurity. (423) 534-3418