It’s tempting to click on the “remind me later” button when it comes to installing software updates on your computer but doing so can leave your system susceptible to cyberattacks. Software and application updates frequently contain “patches,” which are used by developers to fix known system issues or add new features. Security patches reduce vulnerabilities by correcting potential points of entry into your system, helping your organization reduce its security risk.
A consistent IT strategy aligned with both a view to cyber security risks and the conditions of your cyber liability program are vital. Failure to align may result in not only increased vulnerability but also impact how your insurance policy responds. A 2018 study by the Ponemon Institute found that over half of all data breaches can be attributed to poor patch management.
Here are 3 Patching Best Practices to help improve your overall cyber hygiene and keep your organization safe:
For more information on patching and cyber security, please visit Conner Strong and Buckelew’s Cyber Portal. Contact your account representative to learn more about our cyber services or to help setup your cyber portal account.