Microsoft releases regular security updates and patches for the Windows operating system and its various software the first Tuesday of every month. While there is no need-usually-for end users to understand the technical mumbo jumbo on these 'Patch Tuesdays' updates, it is nevertheless important to ensure that approval is given to update your system should your permission be requested. It must also be highlighted that the updates are generally not applied until a reboot.
So allow Windows Updates to install, and restart promptly when it's done.
In spite of the tremendous sums of money that organizations spend each year to defend themselves against hackers and malware, successful security incursions continue to occur with dismaying frequency. In the race to acquire the most sophisticated security tools, many forget that the first line of defense is really the user.
Our Paul Mah has come up with a list of six simple ways that employees can enhance the security of their workstations. Be sure to check out Paul's full post on the subject at his blog.