Patching operating systems and applications is a critical security function. All software contains vulnerabilities, and cybercriminals use these flaws to attack systems using malicious code. Patching a system protects against malware attacks that exploit these vulnerabilities.
Everyone needs a strategy, right? What are you doing to protect your business against cyber threats, and the real possibility of someone stealing or destroying your data. An attack could come in any number of ways, a data breach and the theft of critical data or possibly a ransomware attack and the destruction of important files. Many companies, especially in the SMB space don't even have the security basics in place and it can be difficult even knowing where to start. It's simply not enough these days to put a firewall and anti-virus program in place and sit back and relax. Believe me, I'd love it if that was the case, I’d be gladly taking a nap right now.
Everyone has information that they want to protect which must remain confidential. These days it’s quite likely that this information sits in an account that is accessible on the internet and is at increased risk of exposure. This information doesn’t have to be a business account - how about personal email accounts such as Gmail? I know people that live out of their personal Gmail account - the one place which contains every email, document and contact that they have. If their password fell into the wrong hands it would be a disaster and unfortunately account breaches are now part of everyday life.
I’ve been migrating on-premises business email systems to Office 365 for the past few years. Email is often seen as the first logical step into the cloud, a low risk move. Outlook performs well due to caching, even over slow links, so you get an up to date, feature rich environment with little risk of negatively impacting users.