Software updates and patches - the seat belts of IT security

You wouldn't drive without a seatbelt - so remember that software updates are the seatbelts of online security
THE number of people killed in road traffic collisions on our roads in the years up to and including 2009 was consistently above 100, and then in 2010 there was an unprecedented reduction in which fatalities fell by 55 per cent to 55. The figure has fluctuated around this level until increasing to 79 deaths in 2014, and according to the PSNI,74 people lost their lives on Northern Ireland roads in 2015. Research on the Road Safety Observatory website ( stated that seat belts "are 50 per cent effective at preventing fatal injuries for d[...]

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