DATE ISSUED: December 8th, 2015
SUBJECT: Support for Internet Explorer Prior to Version 11 Ending January 12, 2016
Microsoft has announced that support for versions of Internet Explorer prior to version 11 will end on January 12, 2016. As a result, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Failure to properly upgrade end-of-life software in a timely manner may potentially subject an organization to a higher level of risk, thus increasing the likelihood for compromise.
As older versions will no longer be supported after January 12, 2016, they pose a significant security risk to organizations using them. MS-ISAC recommends organizations inventory their software to determine if older versions of Internet Explorer are currently running on systems and update accordingly. A proper migration plan should be developed to ensure software is upgraded appropriately.