Why Are Security Updates Unavoidable? 28 Dec 2021
The New Year is almost upon us! And although we’ll be planning out all our latest resolutions for the next twelve months, we could also be protecting ourselves from the countless security threats that are out there as well. It’s no longer a question of ‘if’ – it’s now just a matter of ‘when.’
So why exactly should you keep on top of these security updates? What purpose do they serve?
Well, here’s all the reasons:
Fix the latest problems
Whatever device you use, there will always be some sort of issue that could lead to a security breach. Hackers aim to exploit these flaws all the time, meaning software developers have to counteract them regularly. Think of it as a cat and mouse game but on another level. We need to plug all the holes this mouse can get in through in order to win and stay safe.
Staying ahead of the game is the best approach available to us. Being slack here will only present them with a clear opportunity to strike. It’s all about who’s quickest to react, so we have to be on our A-game regardless of whether we want to or not!
Improve your Device
Not only will these updates contain new features and fixes for bugs, but they will also boost the performance of your device at the same time. After a while, our phones, tablets and computers will become outdated and obsolete. The speed at which they run will decrease and slow. This is a problem that security updates look to improve on, giving hackers no chance whatsoever.
As time goes on, the software may be too advanced for some devices. If this is the case, we strongly advise you to upgrade to stay as protected as possible. Performance is vital in a device and for business as a result. So ensure you are up to date and enjoy the benefits!
Help Protect your Data
Businesses will have hundreds, if not thousands, of documents and personal information stored on multiple devices throughout the office and in the cloud. If these items were to end up in the wrong hands, it would spell disaster for the business and its future. So, to ensure that this doesn’t happen, it is smart to protect this data in any shape or form. That is where security updates come into play. The devices need to stay fresh and active if you are going to keep any of the data stored on them. For example, a ransomware attack can be successfully defended against with correctly updated security software. So, don’t end up a victim and out of pocket. Be aware instead.
Minimise Risk to Others
Don’t just think that the cyber security attacks affect you and you only. Viruses are exactly like their real-life counterparts. Your business can spread them to customers and other businesses through email/text message attachments, Internet file downloads, social media scam links etc.
Security updates will see to it that you are more protected. It’s like a digital version of a vaccine! It’ll stave off any virus variants and leave your devices feeling healthy and void of any problems. But, when it spreads, others could end up worse off than you if they don’t have the latest security updates. By stopping it right away, you can evade disaster and protect others as a result!
Browse Safely and Soundly
The Internet can be a dangerous place to visit if you don’t have cyber security updates enabled. Various sites could be hiding malicious malware ready and waiting for you to download. Without protection, you’ll just be inviting the wrong company. So aim to browse safe and sound instead.
This is the case for employees too. If they make a mistake by visiting the wrong site, they could put you and the company in danger. So firstly, educate them on what they should and shouldn’t be doing – and how to spot potential hazards. Then look to install the latest security updates for the devices they are using. Not only will an attack result in financial loss, but it also results in reputation loss that may also be unrecoverable!
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