How to measure tech debt

In cybersecurity, technical debt refers to the implied cost of not updating technology assets such as laptops, computers, network components, software, operating systems, and applications, to maintain a minimum working condition and security posture required by the organization based on the current technology and threat landscape. 

Tech debt can create vulnerabilities, leading to an increased risk of cyberattacks. Organizations should take action by monitoring their network and measuring their tech debt. Determining the areas where tech debt arises can help increase your security position.

Measuring technical debt

Measuring technical debt is crucial to lowering costs and increasing productivity. Organizations must track asset inventory to get a better understanding of their tech debt.

Keep track of the costs associated with updating outdated technology. Constant maintenance for legacy equipment takes away time and effort from team members. Monitor your network for risks and vulnerabilities. Questions to consider include:
– Which devices are raising a large number of issues among employees? 
– Are your devices running as efficiently as they should be? 
– Is there existing technology that can resolve these issues? 

How Armis addresses tech debt

Understanding your organization’s technical debt is key to reducing it. The Armis platform aggregates your data into one simple location and gives you clarity on where your tech debt is coming from. Administrators gain complete visibility of their assets in one centralized dashboard, where they can see information on high-risk assets, threats, and more. 

All data is viewable in one spot, allowing you to understand your network and any tech debt that may be building interest over time. Watch the video to see how the Armis platform can help your organization handle tech debt.