The Ninja Sensei’s Logbook: Update Your Servers: The Consequences of Neglecting Server Security

Privacy Ninja
2 min readMay 3


In today’s digital landscape, keeping your servers updated is crucial for maintaining the security and integrity of your systems. Failing to update your servers can leave them as vulnerable as if they were left wide open

Why Server Updates Matter

Server updates are essential for addressing security vulnerabilities, fixing bugs, and improving overall server performance. Regular updates can help protect your servers against potential security threats, such as unauthorised access, data breaches, and malware infections.

By neglecting updates, you may be putting your organisation’s sensitive data and critical systems at risk. The following are the risks of outdated servers:

Security Vulnerabilities: Outdated servers may contain unpatched security vulnerabilities that are an easy target for cybercriminals.

Financial Penalties: Once your server has been breached, the possible consequence would be paying a financial penalty which ranges up to S$1,000,000.

✅Loss of Trust: Customers and partners may lose trust in your organisation if your servers are not updated regularly, as they may perceive your business as negligent and insecure.

Keeping your servers updated is a crucial aspect of maintaining a secure and reliable IT infrastructure. By understanding the risks associated with outdated servers, you can have a better understanding of the risks accompanied by it and have a sense of urgency in making sure that your systems are up-to-date.

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