Often the business systems you rely on most can be the most neglected. They have been running well for years without much attention. However, this situation must now be challenged – the changing cyber threat landscape means the risk of downtime to your legacy systems is increasing. Here Nick Denning proposes six steps to protect your organization and its legacy systems.
It can be daunting to look back on the events of the last few years and the list of issues we have all faced with the often-unexpected impacts on our employees and ways of working.
The threats posed to business are changing. Are our long-held assumptions still valid? Are our organizations as secure and resilient as they need to be? Is it time to take stock and develop new strategies?
The pandemic drove employees to work from home and it seems as if a more hybrid working model is here to stay. This has pushed out the security boundaries of organizations and introduced new points of vulnerability. No longer are the vast majority of staff accessing business systems from the relatively secure environment of the office. Employees now need access to core systems via their home Internet or mobile devices.
The COVID-19 pandemic also prompted the phenomenon known as the ‘Great Resignation’. It has seen record numbers of people change jobs or simply leave the job market completely. However, The UK Institute of Employment Studies sees this more as the ‘Great Retirement’ with many over 50s falling out of the workforce. Is your organization in danger of losing long term staff who’ve kept your key legacy systems running smoothly?
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