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It’s great that we’re getting back to more of a normal way of life here in the UK! As we continue to look out for our own health and wellbeing, and that of our friends, family and community – so should we continue to make sure that good IT security habits are maintained, especially when our data or that of our friends and family is at risk.

 

The pandemic has hit many people, businesses and livelihoods quite hard – the last thing any of us want right now, as we’re beginning to recover, is to fall victim to cybersecurity breaches – ransomware attacks, hacks, or scams.

 

 

Luckily, one of the most effective forms of protection from this kind of threat is easy to do and usually free of chargesoftware updates.

 

Throughout the past two years, teams at some of the most popular tech companies like Microsoft and Google have been working overtime to stay one step ahead of the scammers and hackers, patching security holes and releasing updates for their software and services as quickly as they can.

As more people have been turning to online solutions to overcome physical distance barriers, cybersecurity has rightly been at the front of many more people’s minds. Where there is something to exploit, hackers and scammers will be there; security patches have become something of an arms race for software developers.

Getting people to install updates can be another hurdle entirely, though – how many times have we all pressed “remind me later” on a mobile device operating system, or postponed a Windows update because it came at an inconvenient time? The fact is, regular updates are an incredibly effective way of protecting your data and devices – patching security flaws and fixing exploitable bugs so that they can no longer be targeted by hackers and their tools.

By making sure your devices and software are up-to-date, you can drastically reduce your chances of being subject to a malware or ransomware attack – and also in turn protect anyone else on your network.

 

Keep your software and devices up-to-date, and save yourself a headache later!

 

Need help or advice to keep your team safe and secure, or have questions about IT security? We can help! Give us a call on 0121 312 1500 or email us at info@geek-guru.co.uk