Windows 7 will become more susceptible to exploitation due to lack
of security updates and the discovery of new vulnerabilities. Microsoft and other industry
professionals strongly recommend upgrading computer systems to an actively supported operating
system. Continuing to use any operating system within an enterprise beyond the end of life status
may provide cyber criminals access into computer systems.
Cyber actors continue to find entry points into legacy Windows operating systems and leverage
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) exploits.
Read the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory about the unauthorized access to a SCADA system at a drinking water treatment plant on February 5th, 2021.