News Flash. Microsoft, amongst many other companies, push out updates on the second Tuesday of the month. It’s called “Patch Tuesday”. I don’t know about you, but I patch my systems that day or the next.
Why? Well, hackers (the bad guys), attempt to reverse engineer the security updates….. meaning they review the updates and try to identify what the security flaw fixed. They then use the flaw against people who have yet patched. Yes, patching can cause issues too. But a company must assess their risk of not updating equipment as soon as possible.
Big enterprises have IT people who test the patches in “sandboxed” environments. If it does break something, they identify a remedy before releasing it to the network.
But for a small business with a couple computers, the risk is low. In that case, update one computer and wait a day and observe the updated computer’s performance.
ENSURE YOUR SYSTEM IS BACKED UP BEFORE PERFORMING ANY UPDATE!!!!