Why you should patch your systems

WannaCry ransomware has hit computers all over the world. This is my opinion about it.

I must admit that patching your computers especially if you have a lot of them and older internally developed tools can be time consuming and complicated.

There are tools to help you manage updates across the network but sometimes you miss how a change can impact something that your users depend on and you have a bad day.

However not patching and keeping your systems on the latest version will catch you out. I really wouldn’t like to be the person who has to explain to the CEO why much of his business critical data is now encrypted because I didn’t go through all the effort and pain of doing my job. Yes running computer systems and dealing with users who just want to keep everything the same is hard, but convincing people about the right way of doing things is part of our job. Whether you agree with upgrading and patching or not, the reality is that this is one of the best ways to protect against many attack vectors.

Click the link for more information about WannaCry ransomware used in widespread attacks all over the world – Securelist

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