Will your industrial applications be at risk to cyber-attacks after windows 7 support ends in January?

23.10.2019

iconsys can help safeguard your business...

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems (OS) on January 14th 2020. This is a concern for industrial applications such as SCADA, Historians and other PC based systems.

Have you protected your business?

As Microsoft will no longer provide any technical support or security updates and patches, this will leave industrial operating systems vulnerable to a multitude of problems:

  • Increased security risks
  • Added exposure to cyber-attacks
  • Decreased hardware productivity
  • Hardware & software compatibility issues
  • Blocked or delayed flow of data information
  • Inaccurate information sent to system operators
  • Wide spread outages – resulting in losses in productivity & profit
  • Interference with the operation of safety systems, which could endanger human life
  • Damaged, disabled, or shut down equipment, creating environmental impacts, possibly endanger human life

iconsys have developed a five-stage strategy to manage your migration:

Step 1 – We analyse your situation, current hardware & software which will be affected by the requirement to upgrade to an up to date version

Step 2 – Ensure that the recommended software upgrades are compatible with current operating hardware

Step 3 – Implement the best strategy of upgrade and develop a solution that fits around your production requirements, possibly a phased migration approach helping to minimise the risk, cost and production downtime

Step 4 – Implement stage 3 requirements as set out above.  Possibly running the new software in parallel with the old system, if necessary

Step 5 – Once integration is complete, we can support your ongoing software and hardware needs