Many companies believe they are doing all they can to protect their IT systems from cyber attacks. However, hackers and viruses still find a way in. When this occurs, it can wreak havoc on an organization, causing system downtime and increasing the chance of information breaches. In addition to the costs associated with paying staff when they are unable to work, affected organizations risk costly lawsuits and loss of reputation.
Poor Patch Management Increases the Risk of Cyber Attacks
There are few things that make a company more vulnerable to cyber attacks than poor patch management. Numerous studies have shown that companies can prevent a large portion of cybercrime by taking a more proactive approach to patch management. However, this can be difficult in large organizations with multiple systems.
Patches should be applied within one week of their release. When implemented properly and in the right timeframe, patches can stop most hackers dead in their tracks.
Most systems today will automatically apply patches with permission from the user. Unfortunately, many users simply ignore system alerts regarding the availability of new patches. This happens for a number of reasons. Sometimes, users worry that alerts are not legitimate. Other times, it’s because users believe the patch will take too long to apply.
Whatever the reason, failing to apply patches leaves the entire organization vulnerable to cyber attacks.
In addition to protecting systems from cyber attacks, Data Resolution monitors all systems for compliance issues. We ensure compliance with the following standards:
- HIPAA (ISO)
- IRS Regulations
We Handle IT System Maintenance So You Can Focus On What Really Matters
It can be next to impossible for management to monitor every employee to ensure that patches are being applied as needed. This is especially true in large organizations with multiple employees.
Data Resolution can help ensure that patches are applied and systems remain healthy and operating at peak efficiency. This helps prevent the chance of cyber attacks and takes the responsibility off staff.
Our managed services include monitoring and maintenance of all IT systems including desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Our team has years of IT experience and understands how to protect your organization from a wide range of cyber threats.