Study: 65% of companies are at risk because of the software is updated




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Study: 65% of companies are at risk because of the software is updated

A recent security study showed that there is a large proportion of companies offer their data at risk because of non-updated software installed on the devices operating within the network, causing hackers to exploit those gaps in order to penetrate the networks of these companies.

She said a study conducted by experts B2B International research company that only 35% of all companies are installing software updates automatically installed on the organs.

She explained the company “Kaspersky Lab” for data security that hackers and cybercriminals using a tool known – a software exploited – to exploit gaps in the software is updated; and programs utilized is a malicious software used loopholes in operating systems and applications to infect computers.

These are used malware usually launch attacks on companies due to the difficulty of detection and destruction by security solutions, institutional, and indicate “Kaspersky Lab” that the easiest way to thwart threats lies in getting rid of the gaps as quickly as possible by installing security patches, but it may be difficult for many companies to install the updates tightly on a large number of workstations.
The study B2B International to solicit the views of more than 5 thousand IT manager working in different companies around the world at the request of Kaspersky Lab, was among the questions asked them a question about the use of a certain technique to install the updates on the workstations institutional, and was the poll results that among the companies that deliberately based management tools in only 35% using this technique.

The updates are often designed to enhance the performance of programs and ensure its stability. From the security point of view updates are considered the most important, as they contribute to the elimination of loopholes that could allow cyber criminals injury institutional workstations.

The study shows that cybercriminals dictate more to the selection of the most popular programs as an intermediary to launch the attack, such as software “Oracle Java” and “Adobe Okrobt Reader.”

According to the data, “Kaspersky Lab”, Java is the most popular among cybercriminals where that 50% of all software utilized in 2012 targeting this platform. It comes in second place Adobe Acrobat Reader by 28%. These two programs are among the traditional programs that are installed on a large number of workstations in institutions – and this means that the majority of computers in the company at risk unless the software is updated continuously.

And affirms “Kaspersky Lab” that to ensure download all the updates and install them on a regular basis, is the first option is the allocation of certain periods of the working hours of IT professionals to install all the updates on each device manually, and this of course is costly and unreliable, while the second option is to adopt a tool automated and longer is the best solution at all.
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