President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on cybersecurity requires all Federal agencies to develop a plan for transitioning to shared services for email, cloud computing and cybersecurity. According to the order, obtained by MeriTalk, “The executive branch has for too long accepted antiquated and difficult to defend IT and information systems,” the order states. “Effective immediately, it is the policy of the United States to build a more modern, more secure, and more resilient Executive Branch IT architecture.”
To improve on IT architectural security, the order focuses heavily on the modernization of legacy IT systems. Agencies that are running and managing server software that’s past end-of-support are rolling the dice with the security of their agency. Continuing to use out-of-date server software technology presents an open invitation to attacks. Software end-of-support means:
- Increased vulnerability with no security updates or patches
- Agencies are on their own for support
- Onus of hardware issues rests on agency
- Loss of time and resources working on processes
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