Government cybersecurity at risk as shutdown lingers
Due to the ongoing shutdown, US government agencies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Because cybersecurity and IT staff have been furloughed in many government agencies, TLS certificates for government websites are not being renewed, systems aren’t being patched and there is no active monitoring of agency networks for performance and security issues.
Tim Callan, senior fellow at Sectigo points out that “[i]n the short term, these activities can be delayed with reasonable safety. But the more time that passes, the harder it is to ignore the tasks required to keep IT infrastructure running.”