The latest cyber-attack called WannaCry is front-page news around the world – this time attacking hospitals and many other businesses.
Across the world, enterprises are struggling to understand the steps they need to take to protect themselves, and fully realizing the dangers of out-of-date software.
Why do hackers target old software?
It is getting easier all the time to create malware or software that exploits vulnerabilities in your IT systems.
Most respectable software vendors will create and distribute patches quickly to address known vulnerabilities. However, everyone on the Internet now knows there is a way to exploit systems in your organization until you update them with the patch.
Keeping software current is critical given our reliance on software. But what may be surprising is that most organizations are incredibly slow at keeping their systems up to date. Moreover, larger organizations with huge IT teams are often the slowest to keep up.
What can you do today?
Change will not happen easily. IT teams are used to huge migration and update projects, and have configured themselves to working this way.
You need to decide now that, as a matter of policy, all software will be kept current.
IT needs to make this happen.
“We all now use software to help with virtually every task. So why are we leaving it vulnerable to attack?
There is a simple solution.
Keep all software current.”
How 1E can help
1E has 20 years of experience automating the management of endpoints. We can help you embrace constant change with automation so that the management process becomes business as usual .
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