Analyst firm Canalys has warned of a “mass extinction” of businesses that failed to spend more on cybersecurity
Tl;Dr; In my own experience it’s because business owners are “Don’t fix what aint broken”.
I used to be a Network/Security consultant for local businesses ranging from a handful of employees to a couple hundred.
To these businesses, computers and networking is a money sink already. Many of these business owners 100% would talk shit about how “these computers are a waste of money” but were forced to use them because running a business these days with no computers is almost impossible.
Now that we’ve set the scene, imagine then I come to these folks with “Hey, know that server you bought 10 years ago running Server 2008 for $2000 that you refused to pay managed services for so we could keep it up to date? Well, Microsoft doesn’t support it anymore, it’s 10 years without patches, and your entire business will cease to exist unless we get you on something newer and develop a security plan so it doesn’t happen again”
Typically met with “You’re just try to get more money out of me, it works just fine”
Literally a ticking timebomb of some script scanning IP addresses to realize it’s there and exploit the gajillions of vulnerabilities on it.
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