Looming retirement of legacy system custodians put global IT systems at risk

Government IT systems and critical infrastructure systems around the world are at risk due to legacy technology and the pending retirement of those who have historically maintained these older systems.

Of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mission-critical IT staff, 20-50 percent will be eligible to retire by 2024 and 66 percent of U.K. companies have too few cybersecurity personnel, with only 12 percent of U.K. cybersecurity workforce under 35 years old, according to the BDO Cyber Threat Insights report.

Worldwide, Gen X and Baby Boomers make up 49 percent of the cybersecurity workforce.

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Source: SC Media