The Low Hanging Fruit of Cyber Security Part 1 of 3: Patch, Patch, Patch
This three-part series will highlight areas that are easy for Thrive to implement in your organization to help keep your business protected. Part one will cover patching, part two advanced email security, and part three security awareness training.
Just as you could have a hole in a window in your house, you may have one on your servers and computers as well!
If you have ever noticed a hole in a window of your house where critters may be able to enter, did you walk away and hope that they never found it? If you took this approach, how long did it last? Perhaps, you got lucky and they never did find the hole. Or, did you end up having to call an exterminator and fix the hole after all?
This example was used on purpose as it highlights the fact that we all make choices at home and at work concerning the upkeep of our personal and professional environments. If you choose not to maintain your computers by instituting regular patching, then you are leaving the window open for a potential event which could result in a disruption to your business, personal data being breached, or even data loss.