Updating Your Software


The Importance of Updating Your Software

Nearly a third (31%) of US/UK respondents say they either “sometimes,” “rarely,” or “never” install software updates. (NCA)

One of the easiest ways to keep information secure is to keep software and apps updated. Updates fix general software problems and provide new security patches where criminals might get in. This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re telling others to step away from the “remind me later” button to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.

Facts on Software Update Results

  • 68% of the participants reported installing the latest updates and software as soon as these are available. (NCA)

  • Of those who reported installing the latest updates to their devices, 45% had turned on automatic updates. A further 21% noting that they take immediate action when they receive a (NCA)

  • Just 20% of Android devices use the latest and safest OS version. (Symantec)

Govplace’s OEM Partners that Facilitate Easy Software Updates

Our OEM partners offer increased in depth visibility into your network. Some of the key features are software asset cataloging, software version control and applying actionable policies to compromised software packages.  We provide multiple OEMs so that we may tailor a solution to fit our customer’s specific needs. When one of these solutions is adopted it increases visibility on what’s on the network, helping our customers discover and investigate problems with software packages and improve the overall cyber hygiene of a network.

Key Benefits of Software Update

  • Discover and close potential gaps that an attacker may use to gain access to a network.

  • Enables users to develop robust software life cycle policies.

  • Quickly respond to compromised software versions by updating via an automation workflow policy.

  • Provides more data to customer’s SIEMs and data correlation engines that help drive incident response plans.

About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Govplace is proud to participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a joint effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. Now in its 19th year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

At Govplace, We’re Doing Our Part!

Cybersecurity is one of Govplace’s key areas of expertise. Beyond promoting #SeeYourselfInCyber and NCSAM for our own employees, we work every day with our federal agency customers to provide best of breed cybersecurity tools, products, and expert integration services to ensure the safety and security of mission critical systems and data. Our in-house cybersecurity specialists stay current with the ever-evolving federal requirements for enhanced security and compliance, so that Govplace is ready to assist customers in finding and implementing the most appropriate and cost-effective cybersecurity technologies and solutions. We’re doing our part to help our customers across their organizations.

For more information on our cybersecurity offerings, email us at
sales@govplace.com or call 571-429-5190