If your organization is currently running Windows 7 on one or more computers in your office and/or if you are running Windows Server 2008 or older, you need to know about a dangerous security threat to your organization that must be addressed within the next six months. Please take a moment to read this important information.
Microsoft has officially announced that it will retire support on the Windows 7 operating system and Windows Server 2008 or older on January 14, 2020. That means any computer or server with these operating systems installed will be completely exposed to serious hacker attacks aimed at taking control of your network, stealing data, crashing your system, and inflicting a host of other business-crippling problems you do NOT want to deal with.
This is such a serious threat that all companies housing financial and medical information are being required by law to upgrade any and all computer systems running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 or older because firewalls and anti-virus software will NOT be sufficient to completely protect them (or you).
Unless you don’t care about cyber criminals running rampant in your company’s server, you MUST upgrade any servers or workstations running these operating systems. And while January 14, 2020 may seem like a ways off today, updating an IT infrastructure is a large task that takes considerable time. It’s important you take action NOW, before it’s too late.
If you are uncertain as to whether or not you have computers and servers with the Windows 7 operating system or Windows Server 2008 or older installed, give us a call at (615) 377-0054.