IT IS IMPERATIVE TO ENSURE THAT OUTDATED SOFTWARE ON EVERY MACHINE WITHIN THE BUSINESS RECEIVES NOTIFICATIONS TO BE PATCHED , SO THE VULNERABILITY DOES NOT LIE WITH ANY DEVICE .
Stefan van de Giessen , General Manager : Cybersecurity at Networks Unlimited Africa . Photo : CristianRodri17 from Pixabay
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Our advice , therefore , is that SMEs should make use of outsourced security services . However , we know that due to costs , which are already exacerbated in a difficult economy , businesses of all sizes are struggling and sometimes the wrong costs are being cut in the quest for survival . But in the event of a network breach , a lack of adequate security posture could actually see a small business go under . In contrast , if a larger firm gets hit by a cybersecurity attack , they generally have the capital and resources to fix the problem and stay alive .
During the COVID-19 pandemic period , one area of cybersecurity that has come to the fore is the protection of devices at the Edge of the network . With so many more people now working from home rather than at the office , they are operating outside the Edge of the company network and their cybersecurity is not necessarily being managed by third party security . We ’ ve therefore seen an increase in targeted attacks and the risks have increased substantially .
Endpoint protection is an important part of Edge protection . It is imperative to ensure that outdated software on every machine