author: Richard Archdeacon, Consulting CISO, Cisco Security

One of the five key takeaways in our newly published Safety Outcomes Study, Volume 2, was the clear benefit of a proactive strategy for updating business-critical technology. What does that mean exactly – and why are we focusing on it here?

Part 1 of this five-part blog series, which focuses on each of the study’s top five security practices, examines a strategy for updating the technology. What does that mean? Why does it matter? How often should a technology refresh take place? Who sets this schedule?

All legitimate questions. Let’s start from the top.

The clear need for a technical refresher

Every day, security technology debt – or lack of investment in security technology – is reducing the effectiveness of global security teams supporting business change. Our report found that, on average Almost 40% of the security technologies used were …

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