It seems like we hear about a ransomware attack or massive data breach almost every day.

Protecting your network and data is more important than ever. But, it’s no easy task. The tactics used by hackers change constantly – making it necessary for the good guys to find ways to stay one-step ahead of the bad guys.

Protecting computer networks from attack is a high stakes game of cat and mouse between the criminals and everyone else. If you don’t get in the game and play to win, you could lose more than just money. Consider, for example, how data breaches damaged the reputations of Target, Yahoo, Home Depot and other well-known companies.

Fortunately, when it comes to network protection, a little preventative maintenance now can help you avoid massive problems later

An Ounce of Prevention – Updates

Most hacks or viruses exploit a vulnerability in an application or operating system. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your system up to date with the latest security patches. All your applications and extensions, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe, browsers, and Java should be updated on a regular basis.

Often, people worry that updates will hurt the performance of their system or cause it to not work properly. By managing the entire update process, Future Link IT can ease these concerns for our clients. We will schedule, monitor and track your security updates – outside of working hours to minimize disruption.

It’s time to take computer security seriously. Give us a call to discuss your network security needs and how we can work together to protect your business.