Windows XP Sunset
February 4, 2014
Dear Valued Customer,
The New Year brings with it the opportunity for new beginnings. Along with it come new challenges as well. 2014 will be no different. One item that looms large is Information Security and how to protect your systems from attack. This is why I am writing to you today. In light of the recent information breach at Target, Neiman Marcus and others, it is important that you actively protect your systems from attack.
April 8, 2014 is a critical date for anyone using Microsoft Windows XP. This is the last day of support for this product. What does this mean to you? Well, here are a few items to consider.
• After April 8, 2014: There will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted
support options or online technical content updates.
• Security & Compliance Risks: Unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security risks.1
• Lack of Independent Software Vendor & Hardware Manufacturers support.1
• Technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available: This includes automatic updates that
help protect your PC.
• Your computer will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.2
• This will effectively make Windows XP non-compliant with HIPAA, HITECH, and GLBA after Microsoft
Should you continue to operate your computer system using unsupported hardware or software, either by the manufacturer or the service provider, this may result in an officially recognized control failure, and significantly limit your ability to protect yourself from liability.
If you have not already done so, please begin preparation to remove any Microsoft Windows XP installations, especially those you might be using to conduct Internet Banking.