Device updates: what’s stopping people from making the change?

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David Jacoby Deputy Head of Research Centre, Europe

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To update or not to update? This is an eternal question which is key for data security. While some organizations continue to work with outdated technology, many users refuse to use new or updated versions on their devices. It begs the question as to why some people are reluctant to have the most recent version of technology on their devices. At first glance, this may seem like an individual’s prerogative but given that each patch (small adjustments to the software code to address software bugs and security issues) or update is designed to not just enhance, but secure a device, the repercussions of choosing not to, could be severe. Kaspersky decided to delve into this rationale of ‘update avoidance’ and asked more than 15,000 employees from 23 countries about why people are not upgrading, what aspects of an update they find most off-putting, and to what extent they understand the need for patches in the first place. In this webinar you will learn: • How people feel about upgrading their devices and why they choose to delay instead of installing updates immediately • Which well-known cyberattacks happened because of un-patched devices • What consumers want update installations to look like in the future • How to encourage yourself or your employees to install updates in a timely way

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