October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The purpose of NCSAM is to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, and to ensure that you have all the resources and tools you need to stay secure when online. That’s a mission ThrottleNet can really get behind!

As an IT security provider, we’re often asked what the latest scams are and what’s keeping us up at night. There’s always a lot going on in cybersecurity these days, but one thing that’s had a lot of our focus lately is the looming end of Windows 7 support in January 2020. We covered the end of Windows 7 support in a recent TNtv episode:

TNtv ALERTS – Windows 7 and Server 2008 End of Support from ThrottleNet, Inc. on Vimeo.

Using Windows 7 After January 14, 2020 Increases Cybersecurity Risks

There are still a lot of businesses out there running on Windows 7 and Server 2008. These companies need to take action now and get their operating systems upgraded, or they could be left vulnerable to threats in the new year. In Microsoft’s own terms: “…once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks.”

If you aren’t currently working on upgrading from Windows 7 or if your existing project has fallen behind, please contact ThrottleNet for help before time runs out.

About National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This year’s NCSAM highlights personal accountability, and how important it is to take proactive measures in increasing cybersecurity both at work and at home. NCSAM 2019’s overall message is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” The main focus with this year’s message will help to support personal accountability and proactive behavior when it comes to digital privacy.

Own IT

  • Update privacy settings
  • Keep up with apps
  • Stay safe on social media

Secure IT

  • Create strong, particular passwords
  • Online shop safely
  • Use multi-factor authentication

Protect IT

  • Keep your software, operating systems, and web browser up to date with security
  • Access Wifi Safely
  • Keep customer information and data secure

Make the Move to Better IT Security

If you are looking to be more secure online, would like more information about cybersecurity, or have questions about Microsoft ending its support for Windows 7 and Server 2008, answers are just a phone call away. Contact ThrottleNet for all your cybersecurity needs today.