Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches
20-Mar-2017 03:30 INFOWORLD

New research is turning on its head the idea that legacy systems like Cobol and Fortran are more secure because hackers are unfamiliar with the technology.New research found that these outdated systems, which may not be encrypted or even documented, were more susceptible to threats.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ] By analyzing publicly available federal spending and security breach data, the researchers found that a 1 percent increase in the share of new IT development spending is associated with a 5 percent decrease in security breaches.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here