Interconnectivity between business and control systems are providing great cost benefits through advances in data sharing. However, the tremendous benefits from these advances come with an increased risk of cyber attacks. Data breaches as a result of cyber attacks can be devastating. Most everyone understands that protecting control systems from cyber attacks is critical to reducing safety risks, guarding intellectual property and protecting profits. One of the primary steps in thwarting cyber attacks is keeping the base operating system up-to-date. Most control systems run on a Windows operating system. If you don’t update your systems, you run the risk of getting hacked.