As part of its ongoing guidance on migrating away from obsolete platforms and software, GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently published a timely reminder that withdrawal of support for Windows 7 is less than 12-months away and counting...
Furthermore, recent research indicates that 46% of councils in the UK are still using unsupported operating systems in their IT infrastructure with 94% running Windows Server 2008, whilst all NHS organisations are commited to migrating to Windows 10 by January 14th 2020.
By operating outdated, unsupported systems, organisations are exposing themselves and their stakeholders to significant security vulnerabilities, in addition to risking data integrity and the ongoing function of critical services.
Based on extensive work recently performed throughout the NHS, Police Service and Local Authorities, such as the London Borough of Hillingdon, North Ayrshire Council and Coventry City Council, this latest ‘4-Step Guide to Upgrading and Securing Operating Systems’ highlights how hardware and software asset management tools and principles help to:
- eliminate human errors
- deliver cost efficiencies
- speed up server upgrade processes
- improve IT governance
- reduce the cost of the future IT estate
Submit your details below to find out more and download the guide and a recent NHS case study now, along with the latest update from NCSC on migrating away from obsolete platforms.