Lawmaker: If You Think Patching is Tough Now, It’s Going to Get Worse

NextGov: In the long run, agencies’ heavy reliance on software patching could create more problems than it solves, according to one tech-savvy lawmaker.

And with billions of internet-connected devices expected to flood government facilities in the years ahead, he said, the situation is only going to get worse.

“[With] those legacy systems, every time you patch, you add a new vulnerability,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Thursday on a panel hosted by The Atlantic.

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