Patching Things Up: Protect Your Business with Security Updates
Computer security vulnerabilities are in the news. With catchy names — like HeartBleed, Spectre, and Meltdown — and splashy websites, discussion of these bugs has moved from the depths of esoteric tech websites to the front pages of newspapers.
Security researchers — the people who find and fix these kinds of problems — are running these scary-sounding publicity campaigns for a reason: security holes like these are used by hackers to steal personal information of millions of Americans — like in the recent data breaches involving Equifax, Anthem, and Target.
Because of this, computer security experts want as many companies as possible to know about — and fix — these problems before they are exploited by criminals.
Before they are disclosed to the public, these problems are shared with the major tech manufacturers, like Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, and Intel, giving them time to fix the security hole before hackers can figure out how to use them. These companies then send out patches and updates that need to be installed ASAP to mitigate security threats.
To keep your network secure against hackers and viruses, it is vital to make sure that all of your computer systems have the latest security updates each month.
If this sounds like a big job, that’s because it is. Dozens of these updates are released every month, and your company may have a hundred or more devices that need to install them. But once a security problem has been made public, the clock is ticking — it’s only a matter of time before hackers start using it to attack businesses, create viruses, and steal information.
So, what can you do protect your computer systems — and your customers, your employees, and your business — from the latest security threats?
Frontier IT can help your business to stay safe by managing the testing, deployment, and installation of security updates across your network. When you trust your IT assets to Frontier, you can rest assured that your business is protected from the latest security threats, whether they make headlines or not.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Frontier IT in Colorado Springs to find out what we can do to keep your business protected.