Keeping your computer up to date | Titania

With operating systems such as Windows, MacOS and Linux becoming more and more sophisticated every day, new threats and dangers to those operating systems are also discovered every day. Some have the potential to have your computer spread these threats to other computers. New software updates and patches are published as quickly as possible, and unless your computer is configured to download and install these updates, you’re exposing your computer to hackers, malware, ransomware and more.

Ideally, your computer would be set to install updates the moment they are published – for example, if Microsoft published a security update to Windows 10, it would be downloaded in the background, and would install the next time you shut down or restarted your computer. Modern operating systems such as Windows, MacOS or Linux all have this functionality built in, and it is very easy to quickly configure your computer to receive updates immediately.

Titania’s Free Risk Assessment Tool will spot if your computer isn’t downloading and installing updates automatically, will explain the risks in simple language, and give you relevant weblinks and references so that you can make sure your computer is secure and compliant with established security standards such as Cyber Essentials or ISO/IEC 27001.

To give you even more peace of mind, enhancing your security above what’s available with your Free Risk Assessment Tool, you can download a FREE trial of Paws Studio. As well as giving you a complete picture on whether your entire network of computers is configured to install security updates and patches as soon as possible, Paws Studio will find additional risks and operating system vulnerabilities across all of your Windows, Linux & MacOS workstations, servers & laptops. Examples include checking that anti-malware software is installed and up to date, computers and screens will lock after a short period of inactivity, and that a password policy is being enforced. To find out more visit the Paws Studio information page.

In our connected world, with more and more devices publicly available on the internet, security is paramount. Titania provides proactive, tailored security solutions to clients around the world, helping them to increase their operational efficiency, reduce their costs, and ensure they are compliant with the strictest security standards. Titania’s products are built for the most exacting of environments - our clients include the global banks, payment providers such as Visa and MasterCard and the FBI – and with our flexible pricing model, are available to everyone.