HIPAA Tip: Microsoft End of Support 2023

In order to maintain HIPAA compliance organizations must implement procedures to detect and prevent malicious software from invading the environment and causing a security incident or worse a breach (HIPAA Security Rule § 164.308 (a)(5)(ii)(B)).

If you are using software that Microsoft no longer supports you will not meet HIPAA requirements and are leaving the organization’s environment/network vulnerable to outside threats, hacking and ransomware attacks.

The following are some of the operating systems that are no longer supported by Microsoft and need to be upgraded as soon as possible:

*Windows 7, Extended Security Update Year 3

*Windows 8.1

*Windows Defender for Windows 8 and 8.1

*Windows Server 2008, Extended Security Update Year 3

*Windows Server 2008 R2, Extended Security Update Year 3

For a full list of 2023 Microsoft end of support: Products Ending Support in 2023

HIPAA compliance isn’t a one-time checklist. It’s ongoing, programmatic in nature, and requires demonstrated reasonable diligence to stay in good standing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Anatomy IT. can provide you peace of mind with our expert HIPAA compliance services. To learn more, contact us here.

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