Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 | Update Your Software

Many users assume that software updates are released to introduce new product features, but they also include important patches to fix IT security vulnerabilities and bugs. The same goes for device operating systems (OS), too. Having up-to-date software is an essential way to stay one step ahead of those threat actors who thrive on software vulnerabilities.

Most IT teams will push out automatic software updates for your organisation’s enterprise applications and device OS. This is what typically prompts your device to restart. When you’re updating software yourself, always be sure to check that you’re downloading it from an official source as unofficial software often contains malware. Many devices and applications have an auto-update option, which means you don’t need to worry about outdated versions or missing important security patches.

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