Doug Bedell — May 28, 2017, 8:10 am

President Trump Prods the Feds on Cybersecurity


We trust that President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity will have the result with federal agencies the President wants, and the nation needs.

For, as SecurityInfoWatch reports, “more than 190 federal agencies who previously all have been running disparate cybersecurity programs will have the opportunity to create a unified framework that will not only help protect the nation’s critical data and information resources but modernize some agencies that have IT systems that are between 30 to 50 years old.

“For example, the Commerce, Defense, and Treasury departments, along with HHS and VA report using 1980s and 1990s Microsoft operating systems that stopped being supported by the vendor more than a decade ago, and many other departments are using unsupported operating systems and components.”

Truly, there’s plenty of room for coordination and improvement of federal cybersecurity efforts.

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