Security Alert for Windows XP. If you’re using Windows XP or Office 2003 you only have until April 8th before hackers may attack.
As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Cognoscape LLC, a Dallas based IT Security Company, would like you to know that you may very well be at risk of serious cyber attacks. Microsoft has announced that it will stop support for the XP operating system and Office 2003 software suite on April 8, 2014. Your entire business will be exposed to serious cyber attacks that can take control of your network, steal data, crash your system, and cripple your business. Many companies that we meet with don’t think they still have XP in their environment. However, what we have seen time and time again after a network review is that we typically find instances where XP still exist on their network. Postage machines, machines set up for printers, work-group machines etc. are all examples of possible security risk in a companies defense. The code has already been written… hackers are lining up right now waiting just waiting for the date.
You Must Migrate from XP and Office 2003 Before April 8, 2014. By law, all medical and financial service companies must upgrade any and all of their computer systems running XP or Office 2003. Firewalls and anti-virus software won’t protect you. According to Tim Rains, Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing: “XP has been a beloved operating system for millions and millions of people around the world, but after 12 years of service it simply can’t mitigate the threats we’re seeing modern-day attackers use.”—USA Today. Cognoscape, Dallas area IT Services company is offering area businesses a complimentary Security Audit. We will provide you with a comprehensive executive report detailing possible security risks and advice and recommendations on how to fix them. CLICK HERE to sign up for your Security Audit.