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Your Legacy IT Systems May Add Security Risks and Why This Should Be a Concern for CMOs

A legacy system is any outdated computing system, hardware or software that is still in use, they cannot be effectively maintained and no longer remain secure. Legacy systems may not have the same level of security as newer systems. This can make them more susceptible to hacking and other forms of cyber attack, which can compromise the sensitive data stored in these systems.

Why do organisations use legacy systems?

We live in a rapidly changing digital era. Some of the main reasons why organisation continue to use legacy systems is because they are part of a core or critical function that you use. Or some organisations have an inadequate organisational planning for system lifecycle management.

What are the risks of using legacy systems and what to do?

Cybersecurity breach not only affects your data. It affects the company’s reputation and customer relationships. It costs time and money in recovery, fixes, and fines.

Every employee should care about it. All the way from the C-level to frontline workers, everyone needs to become a cybersecurity champion.

The number of cybersecurity attacks around the world is increasing every day, and increasing in complexity as cybercriminals continue to escalate their activity. Organisations and users will be impacted no matter where they live.

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What do organisations need to consider when updating their legacy systems?

It is important that everyone in your organisation keeps their software up to date. CMOs may consider migrating their legacy systems to newer technologies, such as the Matching Engine. This can involve moving data and functionality from legacy systems to new platforms and technologies, such as cloud-based solutions and modern software and database systems.

By improving security across your organisation and at different levels, you can help your organisation, members, and employees to be less of a target to cybercriminals and improve trust. Using modern cloud technologies allow security updates to happen automatically and promotes users to instal regular updates shifts.

Built in the Azure cloud, the Matching Engine benefits from Microsoft’s significant investment in research and development to secure and protect data, networking, apps, and infrastructure quickly with built-in security services. CMOs can rely on a cloud that is built with customized hardware, has security controls integrated into the hardware and firmware components, and added protections against threats such as DDoS.

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Talk to the music matching team to discuss how the highly dynamic Matching Engine can help you modernise your legacy systems