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Keeping systems up-to-date is one of the surest and simplest ways to stay secure. Both CISA and the FBI have recommended that organizations place an increased priority on patching their endpoints to mitigate increasing risks from state actors and organized crime.
You might have automatic updates enabled, but do you know what machines are patched at any given moment? The process is more complex than it seems, complicated by machine reboots, user interruptions, and failing updates.
Even on a fully patched system, human error is still a factor. Combining patch management with security awareness training is a powerful way to ensure your staff stay protected anywhere they are – in the office or working from home.
If you’ve spent time working on your asset inventory and already have your endpoints locked down, that’s great – but do you know what isn’t yours that’s on your network? Regular network vulnerability can perform a valuable service by auditing your network to ensure rogue devices aren’t lurking, and to make sure your security controls are performing as you expect them to.