Legacy systems are the Achilles’ heel of critical infrastructure cybersecurity

July 8, 2024


China and other nation-state bad actors are probing the defenses of critical infrastructure worldwide and legacy or outdated systems are prime targets. The time to mitigate that risk is now.

Rare is the element of critical infrastructure ecosystem that doesn’t contain legacy systems declared at end of life (EOL) or outdated and unsupported software or operating systems.

Any CISO in charge of safeguarding said infrastructure should aspire to know and refresh often their knowledge of where that legacy tech resides, given the length and breadth of its footprint from operational technology (OT) to information technology (IT).

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