Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Businessweek Archives

Don't Neglect Those Pesky Software Updates

Modern software can do amazing things, but like a car, it needs constant maintenance to run properly. Updating and patching desktop software is critical to keeping your business safe. Remember to do the following:

1. Turn on automatic updates. Windows and many other programs have automatic systems for downloading and installing patches and other updates. Turn them on for all of your desktop systems.

2. Standardize your antivirus software. Pick one antivirus application and install it on all desktops. Then train employees not to click on suspicious antivirus or security pop-ups, which often lead to malware or phishing sites.

3. Alert users to regular patch schedules. Microsoft, Adobe, and other vendors now have scheduled patch releases. Tell users when to expect new patch notifications to help them avoid fake security updates that contain malware.

4. Don’t neglect mobile devices. Internet-enabled devices such as iPhones and BlackBerrys often require security updates, too. Ignoring these devices can lead to serious data thefts and attacks against the rest of your company’s network.

Dennis Fisher

Security Evangelist

Kaspersky Lab Americas

Woburn, Mass.

blog comments powered by Disqus