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What’s your excuse for not updating?

Again and again I come across systems that are extremely behind on updates. Updating your computers is the easiest thing you can do to protect them and close holes that hackers/crackers can use to get in. There are many bad things people can use your comptuer for and you are a target even if you think you aren't. The easiest thing you can do to reduce your security exposure is update your computers, so why haven't you done so yet?

We're using an old version of XYZ application

This is the only semi-legitimate excuse I hear. These legacy applications should be sandboxed, firewalled off, and isolated from everything else on the network and computer. They should be on a plan to be replaced as they are vulnerable.

We don't have time

I hear this all the time, usually combined with complaints about the inconvenience of updates wanting to run when you want to use the computer. This excuse needs to be nipped in the bud, these people in the workplace are compromising the business and your data and who knows what else. If possible set a policy to force updates on their computers whenever possible.

I didn't know I was out of date

There are so many ways to scan your network and determine patch levels, who is vulnerabile, running security scans, etc. This is not a valid reason, you should know what is running on your network! Equally as bad is when someone tells me they don't have any diagrams of their network and they don't know what is running on it!

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