Patch OS and applications

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Transcript - Patch OS and applications

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We use technology and networks to do Government of Canada business every day.

But if you’re not properly protecting your networks, they’re vulnerable.

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That’s where the Communications Security Establishment comes in. We’re here to give you the support and advice you need. If the forecast is calling for rain, you would take the time to prepare for the conditions.

Readying yourself for the weather is like the ongoing work Government of Canada departments must do to ensure their operating systems and software are patched and protected.

Patch early and patch often. Patch early because every time a software patch is released, it reveals a vulnerability to everyone.

Patch often because cyber threats and vulnerabilities are changing all the time -- just like the weather.

So it’s a race between patching your systems, and those who want to exploit the vulnerability to access your networks. It’s a race too important to lose.

The majority of cyber incidents detected by CSE were based on known vulnerabilities that were preventable. So don’t leave your networks exposed.

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Patching is just one of CSE’s Top 10 IT Security Actions. Protect your networks. Protect Canada’s information.

Protect your networks. Protect Canada’s information.

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