6 Risks of Running Outdated Systems
Using outdated systems in your business comes with risks that are disproportionate to the cost and effort involved in updating them. While updating out of date technology might seem like a task that can comfortably sit a fair way down your to-do list, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
Ageing legacy systems are far more vulnerable to cybersecurity risks and the financial and reputational damage caused by a breach can be catastrophic for your business. Here are a few headlines to highlight the costs and risks associated with running outdated computer systems:
- More than two-thirds of the computer systems targeted by the WannaCry ransomware were running an outdated version of Windows (source).
- You are six times more like to be infected by malware threats if you run Windows XP on your computer rather than Windows 10 (source).
- 90% of consumers would consider taking their business elsewhere rather than working with a company using outdated technology (source).
In this guide, we’ll cover some of the basics, take a look at the main risks associated with running outdated systems and discuss some of the issues that can be caused by out of date technology.