The Importance of Staying Up to Date
One of the greatest threats to internet security is out of date software. You have to understand that one of the driving factors to success in the hacking world is time. The more time hackers have to analyze and take apart the software you use, the greater the likelihood of them finding a way to exploit it and potentially gain access to your users or your own private files.
This becomes even more important if your site uses common open-source or otherwise publicly available solutions. Open source is clearly the most versatile way to do software development in our connected online world, however, these code streams are widely available for scrutiny both good and bad.
Teams working on these open source solutions are constantly working on trying to gain access to their own software using the same techniques as hackers. They then use this insight to patch the software to prevent malicious use of exploits. If you aren’t keeping up to date on these developments you are at risk.