Patching and Updates
PalisadeSECURE offer a range of Foundation services that are based around Cyber Security Operations – the heart and first line of defence for mitigating against a Cyber Security Attack.
Central to your Cyber Security Strategy is ensuring that your Operating Systems and the Applications running on them are kept up to date. Security patches are being released on an ever more frequent basis and keeping systems up to date requires robust planning and scheduling.
Good practice suggests that Operating System patching and Application patching should be carried out on a regular basis to avoid critical downtime caused by a Cyber Security Breach.
The implications of which are not only inconvenient, but bear both direct and indirect financial cost from loss of system access and potential industry fines.
Recently Talk Talk were fined a record £400,000 for security failings that led to theft of 150,000 customers’ details. The hack would have been preventable if a robust patching policy was in place.