Recent research by NTT Communications has an alarming takeaway: While companies may like to think they’re up-to-date on security, many are years behind in detecting and protecting against vulnerabilities.
When it comes to plugging security vulnerabilities, IT departments have their work cut out for them. Hackers are always looking for new ways to launch attacks on companies.
IT pros know one of the key steps that can help prevent security breaches is making sure all software is up to date. However, many businesses are behind the curve when it comes to software patches, a new report says.
For businesses, web security doesn’t just mean keeping users from accidentally installing malware. IT must also make sure the company’s own sites don’t become compromised and used in cyber attacks.
There are a lot of steps IT departments must take to keep their companies’ data secure. One critical activity: making sure all software on servers and user machines is kept up to date.
Any software IT installs can potentially contain vulnerabilities that give hackers a way to get on the company’s network – and that includes IT security software, one expert warns.