EY comments on Microsoft withdrawing support for XP today

8 April 2014

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Mark Brown, Director of Information Security at EY, comments on Microsoft withdrawing support for XP today:

“Businesses have run out of time and the clock has stopped ticking as Microsoft ends its support for XP today. There has been plenty of warning given to business but many may still be impacted today if they have not upgraded and are running the risk of significant data breaches. 

“There is inevitably a cost associated with changing from Windows XP, but the cost to business of doing nothing may be even greater and may result in the doomsday of a cyber-fatality with an impacted business unable to recover sufficiently to continue to operate. Hackers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of those organisations that have not got their house in order.”