Keeping every operating system and application patched and updated is essential, given that vulnerabilities usually emerge in outdated versions of an application.
If it's attacked, an organization can respond quickly if it has a strong disaster recovery strategy in place. A combination of cloud-based and on-site storage, for example, ensures that critical data can be backed up in a secure location. An effective response could also include shutting off access to websites, applications and other vulnerable systems.
Vendors might be able to offer temporary workarounds, such as limiting certain application features or turning them off entirely, while a patch is developed. And, of course, once the patch is ready, it should be applied immediately.
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