US government agencies have shadow IT infrastructure problem, cybersecurity risks, says GAO

Federal agencies are facing increasing cybersecurity risks due to a bevy of IT facilities aren’t being tracked as full-fledged data centers, according to a General Accountability Office report.

As noted previously, federal agencies have been consolidating and closing data centers over the years, but a narrower definition of what facilities should fall under an optimization program means that IT infrastructure is falling through the cracks.

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Source: ZDNet