eBook | Unmasking the Stealth Threat: The Hidden Cost of Pirated Software and its Impact on Business Resilience

eBook | Unmasking the Stealth Threat: The Hidden Cost of Pirated Software and its Impact on Business Resilience

The Business Software Alliance’ (BSA) most recent Global Software Survey reveals 37 percent of software in use globally is unlicensed and the commercial value of that is approximately $46.3 billion. The cost of unlicensed software causes colossal damage to both software vendors and its users. For example, malware attacked on counterfeit software alone costs companies approximately $359 billion annually. Besides legal and financial repercussions, it can also cause productivity and reputation loss as well.

India is among the top ten nations that suffer from the problem of counterfeit software. Businesses, especially small and medium scale enterprises (SME), use it for short term financial gains without taking into account the losses in long term.

To create awareness and educate both business and technology users, ISMG, in partnership with Microsoft India, share this education-focused eBook on “Unmasking the Stealth Threat: The Hidden Cost of Pirated Software and its Impact on Business Resilience.”

This content aims at educating the SME users on the merits of using licensed software, specially Windows 11 which also provides extraordinary security shield to its users without having to incur additional cost.

Key Highlights in this eBook:

  • Cybersecurity threat trends and challenges
  • Hidden cost of using unlicensed software
  • Advantages of using licensed Windows 11
  • Safeguarding hybrid workplace with Windows 11



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