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kmoorevs17-Jan-19 7:40
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kmoorevs18-Jan-19 6:32
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jonmbutler18-Jan-19 8:00
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kmoorevs wrote:
They've probably never needed to open a support ticket for sql server anyway, and not many are concerned with security issues in older versions of a product that still gets the job done.


That reasoning is precisely why I have a job. Running old, out-of-support software puts an organization at a high level of risk, period, end of story. Especially when we're talking about something like SQL with a laundry list of vulnerabilities over the years ... hopefully they're at least at a patch level that supports TLS 1.2. I'm guessing their endpoint security is also incredibly weak, which increases the risk of keeping old server software on the network.

I can't tell you how many times I've walked into an organization recovering from a horrific intrusion because someone felt it wasn't worth the money or effort to get things to a proper level. "Support" means more than just "a need to open a support ticket", and dealing with the aftermath of an attack is almost always more expensive -- if not in real dollars, than in company reputation.

I'm not so lost in la-la land that I don't appreciate what I'm saying just doesn't compute for a lot of orgs. I get it. Doesn't mean it doesn't still amaze me beyond belief at times. Poke tongue | ;-P
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