More Than Half of SMB Devices Run Outdated Operating Systems
New research by Alert Logic highlights common issues putting small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) at risk of cyberattacks. The survey found that two in three (66%) SMBs still rely on operating systems that are no longer supported or will cease to be supported within the next 6 months (Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server).
Many SMBs are also failing to properly configure their environment and to keep their systems patched. In fact, the study shows that 3 out of 4 (75%) unpatched flaws found in SMB networks are over a year old.