Out of many other risks, old technology can often be the entrance for Cyber criminals to attack. Devices that are too old, such as computers and servers, should have been decommissioned long ago and software that does not receive any more regular security updates needs to be upgraded as soon as possible.
LOGICFORCE explain why it is so easy for Cyberattacks to occur in outdated technology:
This holds for desktops, laptops, handhelds, firm wide severs and the machines running the security firewalls at the edge of your network. Cyber security is all about layers of technology optimized to work with each other to defend your data. If you are not keeping your technology ecosystem up-to-date, then you are making whatever security protocols are in place work twice as hard as they need to. Also, newer machines have built-in security systems that are inherently safer and easier to work with than older machines.
Businesses are prone to leaving their systems at risk by not spending the right money on their security.