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Here are five risks organizations may incur if your systems aren’t kept up to date.
One of the major risks of outdated systems is a ransomware attack.
If one of these mobile devices is running on an outdated operating system or using an outdated browser, the security of your corporate network is weakened.
You must establish a continuous monitoring strategy to ensure that your employees are not using outdated mobile devices to access critical information on your network.
While it’s critical to look within your organization for outdated systems, it’s just as important to assess your third parties.
For example,if one of your vendors manages critical data for your business and accesses your network using an outdated browser, that vendor could be inadvertently exposing your (or your customers’) data to risk. Traditional questionnaires and other third-party assessments may give you an idea of how your vendors operate, but it’s difficult to verify the accuracy of this information.
These findings underscore the seriousness of the risk posed by outdated software, browsers, and operating systems.
The fact is, failing to update your software doesn’t just mean you won’t have the latest version—it means you could expose your organization to major security vulnerabilities.