Your business is not Insured – Windows XP Zero-Day Vulnerability

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We know that windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft after April next year.  We also know that XP still runs on 31.22% of the world’s desktops.

What is worrying is that right now one third of the desktops IN THE WORLD are vulnerable to newly emerging Zero Day bugs like this one: Windows XP Zero-Day Vulnerability Popular – InformationWeek.

This is sort of OK because Microsoft are still nominally supporting XP and will be working on a patch.  However after April next year they won’t be.  You will be on your own.

Having spent a bit of time recently looking at Business Interruption and Cyber Loss Insurance, I’d expect the Loss Adjusters first question on any claims after April next year to be: “Have you still got XP in your environment?”

I’m also pretty sure that if your answer is “yes” then your claim will get an awful lot harder to proceed with.

If you need a quick assessment of how well your Business is Insured for Business Interruption or Cyber Loss please contact James @ IP Sentinel on 01825 701870

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