Today I’d like to talk to you about why patch management is so important to the cybersecurity of your business. And it’s not only your business. It’s also in your own personal connection to the digital world.
Patch management is something that’s really been pushed in the last couple years, because a couple of years ago, they found that things like malicious software, viruses, Trojans, worms, were targeting software that hadn’t been repaired. And that’s what a patch does. It repairs the application or the operating system or the BIOS for instance.
Now this is why it is so important that you have a patch management plan in small- and medium-businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
That patch management plan makes sure that if X has released a patch, might be a Microsoft patch, for a specific problem that they have discovered or someone has told them that they have got a problem, they will rectify that problem and release it as a patch.
And yes, we all know those patches are really annoying, cause they come up when you’re logging on or off or you they want to shut down the computer and restart. But it’s a damn sight better than getting hit with a virus or malicious software.
But patch management also has other components. Patch management in a small business is making sure that all the iPads are up to date, or all the Android phones are up to date and all the applications that people are using on those iPads, iPhones, and Androids are also up to date.
Because most of the viruses that are coming out now look and feel and target specific vulnerabilities in things like Java and Adobe and any other system that is integrated into how we do business nowadays.
So that is why patch management is really important for your business. It’s to make sure that when you go forward that your operating system and your applications cannot be targeted by a virus.
If you need to know more information about patch management, please contact us. We’ll quite happily help you work out a system of doing it.