Government May Tap Older Tech to Secure Modern Infrastructure

NextGov: There is something inherently satisfying about older technology. You could trust tech more when hardware was mostly about mechanics, physics and electrical engineering, and less about the near-magical black boxes that drive everything today.

Back in the day, we didn’t have to worry about some hacker using an unknown vulnerability to sneak a malicious command into the billions of lines of code of today’s modern systems. Cybersecurity platforms didn’t cost more than the computers they were designed to protect. And if something did go wrong, a hard reset or even a screwdriver might be the only tools needed to craft a fix.

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