Frequently Asked Question
Policy on Computer and Mobile Device Operating Systems Updated.
It is essential for all employees to regularly update the operating systems (OS) of their computers and mobile devices to ensure optimal security, performance, and compatibility. This policy outlines the reasons for keeping computer and mobile OS up to date and provides guidelines for maintaining a secure and efficient technology environment within NBISD.
Regular OS updates provide critical security patches and fixes that address vulnerabilities discovered over time. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by hackers and malicious software, potentially compromising NBISD's sensitive data and systems. By keeping the OS updated, employees contribute to the overall security posture of NBISD.
Protection Against Malware and Viruses:
Up-to-date OS versions often include advanced security features that protect against emerging malware, viruses, and other malicious threats. Installing timely updates ensures that employees have access to the latest security measures and safeguards, minimizing the risk of infections and unauthorized access to NBISD systems.
Improved Performance and Stability:
OS updates often include performance optimizations, bug fixes, and stability improvements. By regularly updating their devices, employees can benefit from enhanced system efficiency, reduced crashes, and smoother operation, allowing them to work more productively and with fewer disruptions.
Compatibility with Applications and Services:
As software applications and online services evolve, they often require specific OS versions or updates to function correctly. By keeping their devices' OS up to date, employees can ensure compatibility with the latest applications and services, allowing them to leverage new features and capabilities effectively.
Support and Warranty Coverage:
Operating system updates often include compatibility fixes and improvements that are necessary for receiving support from the device manufacturer or service provider. By maintaining up-to-date OS versions, employees ensure they can receive adequate technical assistance and warranty coverage when needed.
In many industries, regulatory standards require organizations to maintain secure and up-to-date systems. By adhering to OS update policies, NBISD ensures compliance with relevant regulations, preventing potential legal and financial consequences.
All employees are responsible for regularly updating their computer and mobile device OS versions promptly. They should enable automatic updates whenever possible and follow NBISD Technology Department's guidelines for installing critical security patches.
NBISD Technology Department Support:
The NBISD Technology Department will provide guidance, technical resources, and assistance in updating computer and mobile device operating systems. They will also communicate important updates and security announcements to employees regularly.
NBISD may conduct periodic audits to ensure compliance with this policy. Non-compliance may result in disciplinary actions and limited access to NBISD resources.
Awareness and Training:
NBISD will conduct regular awareness programs and training sessions to educate employees about the importance of keeping their OS updated. They will be informed about potential risks, best practices, and the benefits of timely updates.
How do I update my mac?
To install updates manually on your Mac, do one of the following:
- To download macOS software updates, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click General in the sidebar (you may need to scroll down), then click Software Update on the right.