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Developments in Cybersecurity for 2020

Online threats keep evolving – we need to evolve faster to stop them. Cybersecurity preparedness is a true cat and mouse game. Hackers adapt to the best practices and latest defences against them, changing their tactics to circumvent the latest solutions. Security experts simultaneously must find ways to defeat these latest variations on attacks as well as stay one step ahead of the next attack vector.

In this report produced by the SophosLabs research team , you’ll find:

Windows 7 support ends 14th Jan 2020

On the 14th of January 2020 Microsoft will formally end its ‘extended support for Windows 7. In Microsoft terms, the Windows 7 operating system has been a huge success, with many users worldwide still running their business and home software on this well-respected operating system. However with its ‘end of life’ date rapidly approaching it is very important that businesses understand the implications and act now.  


Microsoft End of Life Dates 2020

Some useful end of life dates for Microsoft products in 2020:

14th January

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

14th April 

  • Windows 10 1709 Enterprise / Education

12th May 

  • Windows 10 1809 Home / Professional

14th July 

  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

8th September