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Navigating the Security Landscape: Upgrading Your Sitecore Version for Enhanced Compliance

| 01.12.2023 | 


In an era where the cost of a data breach has surged to an average of $4.4 million, as reported by CNET citing an IBM Security survey, organizations must be vigilant in securing their digital assets. The analysis, based on 550 global data breaches observed between March 2021 to March 2022, revealed a 2.6% increase in breach costs from a year ago and a significant 13% surge since 2020.

The Security Imperative: Upgrading Your Sitecore Version:

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital security, the imperative for organizations, especially those leveraging Sitecore, is clear – stay ahead of potential threats. Astonishingly, a substantial number of Sitecore users continue to operate on outdated versions, some dating as far back as 5, 6, and 7. This hesitancy to upgrade not only jeopardizes security but also has far-reaching implications for resource management.

  1. Risk of Compromise: Users on older Sitecore versions face a higher risk of security breaches. With each passing day, cyber threats become more sophisticated, targeting vulnerabilities present in outdated systems.

  2. Escalating Resource Needs Post-Breach: In the unfortunate event of a data breach, organizations find themselves requiring increased resources to manage the aftermath. This includes not only mitigating the breach itself but also addressing potential legal and reputational consequences.

  3. Support Overload: Operating on older Sitecore versions often results in a higher demand for support services. With security patches and updates being less frequent for older versions, organizations must invest more resources in maintaining a secure environment.


The Imminent Threat: When, Not If

  1. Sitecore Experience Exploited Attacks: The threat landscape is evolving, and attacks on Sitecore are becoming more prevalent. Waiting for an incident to occur is not a viable strategy; organizations must act proactively to safeguard their digital assets.

  2. Webinar Initiative: Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Dataweavers is hosting a webinar focused on security best practices for Sitecore users. This event aims to empower organizations with the knowledge and insights needed to bolster their defenses.

Time is of the Essence: Mainstream Support for Version 10.0 Ending Soon

Support Deadline: It's crucial to note that mainstream support for Sitecore version 10.0 is concluding on December 31, 2023. Organizations must prioritize upgrading to newer versions to ensure ongoing security updates and support.


A Call to Action for Enhanced Security Compliance

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, so do the threats that can compromise your site and data. Operating on outdated Sitecore versions is no longer a viable option. The question is not if, but when, your organization will face a security breach.

Dataweavers invites you to join our upcoming webinar, where security experts will provide invaluable insights into securing your Sitecore environment. Let's collectively embrace a proactive stance towards security, ensuring a robust defense against the evolving digital threats of today and tomorrow.

Upgrade your Sitecore version, have security peace of mind, and navigate the security landscape with confidence.

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