Technology is complex and constantly evolving. New technologies and updates to old technologies are released regularly. These updates are for more than just new features, they also include patches that fill holes in your security and fix bugs in your systems.
You’ve probably seen a notification indicating that you need to update your computer. Unfortunately, if you’re like most people, you press “remind me later” and tell yourself you’ll take care of it later. Updates can be unpredictable. Some might only take a couple minutes to complete, while others could take an hour or longer, and you just don’t have the time to wait around until it’s done.
Unfortunately, ignoring these updates and waiting to patch your computers can cause lots of damage. Applying patches is a critical component of cyber security and can help minimize your chances of a cyber attack. Generally, hackers are first made aware of a vulnerability once an update has been released. They work diligently to take advantage of the vulnerability and infect anyone who hasn’t updated. That’s why it’s important to patch your systems as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the easier it is for a hacker to infect your computers. Watch this video to learn how you can ensure your team is keeping their computers up to date while not hindering their productivity.