After January 14, 2020, your business will be at risk. Microsft is no longer supporting Windows 7. The computers you use at work could be vulnerable to ransomware attacks and data breaches. Sixty percent of companies fold within six months of a cyber attack. You could lose your customers and, ultimately, your business.
How is Your Business at Risk?
Using outdated versions of Windows can put your devices at risk. Hackers are hard at work looking for back doors to your network and valuable data. Have you made an assessment of your network and computers lately? You could discover that deep in some corners of the office, there is a lone computer connected to the network running on Windows 7. That computer is the back door for a ransomware attack and a disaster for the reputation of your business.
Your business will no longer be secure
If you continue using outdated operating systems, your computers will be at the mercy of cyberattacks and data breaches. Windows 7 continues to be functional and operates, but you will stop receiving security updates. The cost of a data breach has risen 12 percent over the past five years and now costs $3.92 million on average. Imagine the havoc a cyberattack can create with an unsupported and unsecured version of Windows.
You will risk losing customers
Various industry regulations like PCI, HIPPA, GDPR, etc. require all businesses to secure their systems. But without security updates, your computers will be vulnerable to risks, thereby being non-compliant to the industry regulations.
Free security and software support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7, and your MSP will not be responsible for any cyberattack and data breach.
Upgrading to a newer version of Windows ensures enhanced security, usability, and speed.
Contact us to find out what your risks and options are before it’s too late.