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end-of-life windows 2003 security

Our organization is running our website on windows 2003 and preparing to migrate to Linux with a new website. Until then (could be another 6 - 10 months) and in this era of no Microsoft support for windows 2003, what security measures can we take to prevent security breaches and malware infections. Needless to say, the higher-ups are reluctant to invest money in a "lame duck" server.
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Thanks for the feedback.
You are welcome. But keep in mind, this is jus a small part of the whole
puzzle. Fixing a single instance in the security landscape normally does not
change too much.

Do you have an overview, where you stand

Backup (and where is it safely stored)
Firewall
DMZ
Access Rights
Antivirus of Systems
Client Security
Patch Management
Encrypted drives of management, salesforce / people travelling
Awareness to train the users
physical security
fire prevention
Uniterruptable Power
etc, etc ?



just a thought or two
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Thanks for the extra thoughts. I'm supposed to have a meeting with our network manager and I will bring up these points.
I am sure he has the same issues with bringing those to the attention of the bosses, but if you are two and not alone, your situation has already dramatically improved (low cost :)

Good luck!