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Why moving from Windows 7 to 10 before the new year is a must for your business

Is your business still running on Windows 7? If so, you should be aware that in a few months Windows 7 will officially come to an end. By January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, and security patches for Windows 7.

If you continue using Windows 7 for your business, you’re putting your company at risk because without security updates and any form of network support, the chances of your computers being hacked significantly rises.

Moving on from Windows 7: What are your options?

November 13th, 2019

When Windows 7 reaches its end of support date on January 14, 2020, all technical support, software updates, and security patches will no longer be available for the operating system (OS). This means that any device running on Windows 7 will become vulnerable to cyberthreats such as malware, phishing, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, among others.

The security risks of rooted smartphones

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have become beneficial not only to employees but also to business owners. Not only do these allow users to finish tasks from a device they own, but companies also save money by eliminating the need to buy equipment.

What happens if you keep using Windows 7 past its support date?

There’s been a lot of talk online about the impending demise of the Windows 7 operating system (OS) on January 14, 2020. After 10 years of support, Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Windows 7 and recommending users to upgrade to more modern systems like Windows 10.

F1 Solutions has been proactive in getting users in North Alabama to move away from Windows 7 through our extensive upgrade services.

5 Things you can do to ensure regulatory compliance for your business

There aren’t many business leaders who would say they like regulatory compliance and all the high expenses and reams of red tape that come with it. But there’s also no denying that it’s the glue that holds business operations together in an age when they’ve become so reliant on digital data and, therefore, potential targets of the next big cyberattack.

What to do if you suspect an email is a phishing scam

Phishing is a method of stealing account information such as login credentials and credit card details by pretending to be a trusted individual or firm in an email and other electronic communiques — remains popular among cybercriminals. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), phishing was responsible for 32% of confirmed breaches as well as 78% of cyber-espionage incidents in 2018.

Everyone is vulnerable to phishing attacks, therefore it’s important to know what to do in case you or your employees encounter an email that might be a scam.

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