Cybersecurity and Software Updates

London Business Hub is providing advice and information to help businesses and the self-employed work online safely. This week, we provide advice on software updates.

Keeping software and systems up to date

Updating your operating systems and software is a simple way to fix and prevent many security issues. It is crucial that updates are installed as soon as possible to prevent cyber criminals from exploiting vulnerabilities and security flaws.

The Police Digital Security Centre has published a step-by-step guide on how to update the most common operating systems:

  • Android
  • Windows
  • iOS
  • macOS

This video from the Metropolitan Police Service also provides advice on why it’s important to keep software up to date:

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