According to Verizon’s 2015 breach report, 98% of all cyber security breaches used attacks that relied on unpatched software.
Ok, that sounds bad, but what does it really mean?
Well, if you use the FBI’s recent estimate of the total cost of cyber crime around the world last year — $405 billion — then what you get is the value of doing updates:
Yes, the math is a little “seat of the pants,” but you see my point, right?
I’m pretty sure that the value of doing updates for your company isn’t going to measured in billions, but what if it saved you a few thousand dollars (Paying the cost of ransomware + downtime + business reputation damage + recreating data)?
Is a few grand (or even tens of thousands) worth designing and implementing an updating system? I think we both know the answer here.
You can definitely do this work yourself (or get your current IT person to do it), and I have instructions walking you through it in my resources section.
If you have better ways to spend your time and energy, give me a shout, and I’ll be happy to help you out.