There’s a tonne of advice out there highlighting the importance of patching, but why are so many organisations still struggling with it?
Both were caused by attackers exploiting vulnerabilities that already had patches available.
In the case of Equifax, the hacker was able to expose the credit card details of 143 million people resulting in reputational and huge financial damage.
Data released by Fortinet earlier in the year showed that hackers were exploiting just 5.7% of known software vulnerabilities.
However, the fact that so many organisations are still falling victim to attacks suggests that patches for these vulnerabilities are not being implemented by security teams.
According to the Federation of Small Business (FSB) just over a third of SMEs regularly patch their systems.
There is a service that can reduce the stress and streamline the process to ensure that your organisation's systems are kept up to date with the latest security patches.
CyberScore™ makes patch management quick and easy. Simply schedule a scan (ideally every month) and voila it will detect any vulnerable software on your networks allowing you to quickly implement an effective patch management strategy.
CyberScore™ also allows you to:
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