Updates are notorious for failing and not installing properly, especially on Microsoft Windows, causing unnecessary downtime and expense.
Monthly Updates are essential for PCI Compliance. If you accept payments via phone, card reader, online, or otherwise, then it is essential that all software is kept up to date.
Note: If a business is telling their bank that their computers are PCI Compliant, but they don’t have any security updates being installed every month, then the business is held liable for any fraud or theft that occurs.
Due to the huge amount of fraud that attacks small businesses, when larger suppliers are dealing with local businesses they are now asking for proof that their computer and network systems are being kept up to date and secured.
There are plenty of cases of larger suppliers refusing to do business with smaller businesses until their computer systems are looked after regularly.
For more information, call us on 028 2588 0582.