Carol discusses why and how staying up to date reduces your company’s security risk.
Written by Carol Woodbury
You might wonder why I decided to discuss this particular issue. I chose this topic because, as I read about how breaches occur—that is, how hackers are able to penetrate organizations—in many instances, it’s due to organizations not staying current.
Equipment remains with default credentials or is running an old operating system or is left unpatched—even when there are known vulnerabilities. Hackers will “drive by” or may go explicitly looking to exploit servers with known vulnerabilities.