TECH ALERT: Windows 7 still poses as a significant risk for many middle-market companies

By - February 21, 2019

NOTE: Extended support from Microsoft for Windows 7 will end on January 14th, 2020.

Leverage this critical time to address your risks

RSM understands the ecosystem of components required to appropriately secure not only your aging devices and infrastructure but also to develop a broader solution to obtaining a secure modern workplace where productivity is enhanced and security is rationalized.

Window 7 still has a large profile of deployment, making up over 37% of the desktop market.

RSM can support both the implementation of appropriate security controls or identify and leverage Windows 10 deployment solutions to drive toward an improved security posture.

Evaluate your security

Our combination with addressing your Windows 7 concerns, RSM also has a cloud security readiness program to measure your organization against a defined set of middle market benchmarks to determine the suitability of various cloud security controls. The goal of this assessment is to help steer your organization toward continued consumption of cloud-based services in a secure manner.

Windows 7 Risk

Our concerns of not addressing in a timely manner:

  • Windows 7 will no longer receive security updates
  • Non-compliance for regulations such as HIPAA and PCI

How RSM can help

We execute a program to broadly determine your exposure and review components of your infrastructure that may also impact your security posture.

Our report provides and actionable set of plans for preparing, updating and supporting a transition into modern operating systems.

Additionally, due to the impending deadline, RSM is able to supply the resourcing capacity and economies of scale to help you contain and/or eliminate your Windows 7 risk.

Geoff is the national lead of RSM’s cloud platforms solutions team and manages multiple markets within RSM’s Northeast technology management consulting practice. His collective experience over 22 years includes strategic planning and management of technology and operations with a distinguished career supporting high-end infrastructure engineering, systems implementation and resource management. With the continued adoption of the cloud in the middle-market, he has focused on developing solution frameworks, blueprints and scorecards to support standardization efforts and reliability to the middle-market. Primarily focusing on the Microsoft stack of services, running on and via industry leading components for networking, compute, storage and security as organizations adopt a modern workplace. Geoff’s team maintains strong skills around cloud services such as Azure and Office 365 as well as providing strategic advisory vCIO, managed services and turn-key project based staff for digital transformation, modern workplace and providing pragmatic work programs to deploy new or migration ready infrastructure such as performing post acquisition carve outs. His team is adept in discovering opportunities that enhance IT offerings including service management, business resumption planning, productivity, automation/process improvement, consolidation and driving total cost of ownership benefits with end-to-end infrastructure and platform strengths to weave between strategy and final execution of roadmaps. Professional affiliations and credentials * Azure Cloud Architecture * ITIL v3 Foundations / COBIT Framework / Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) * Six Sigma Lean & Yellow Belt * VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP 5) / Business Continuity Accreditation * Dell Enterprise Architecture Storage Education * Post Graduate Commerce, Charles Sturt University, Australia

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