When it comes to patch management, many people think they've got it covered and that their network is safe. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Windows doesn't do a great job of updating patches and lots of things get missed. Plus, employees push off updating their computer because of the time it takes to do it. Eventually, nothing gets patched.
Patching is essential to network security. Without it, ransomware can infiltrate your system. Just look at what happened with WannaCry. It exploited a Windows vulnerability and spread like a wild fire. Both FedEx and Nissan were victims of this ransomware attack.
While patching manually may seem like a good option, it's not. Things may not get done properly and it can be time consuming. Check out Phillip's video below for more tips on patch management...
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About the Speaker, Phillip Long
Phillip Long is a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and author of Everything You Must Know About Choosing an IT Company, But Your IT Guy Will Never Tell You. In 2001, he formed Business Information Solutions, the #1 local IT company on the Gulf Coast, and later added on three more divisions to create BIS Technology Group. With over 17 years in the technology industry, he provides consulting and technology services to small to mid-sized businesses in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. He's worked with over 500 businesses to create solutions that make business easy.
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