title = "Queensland: Legacy IT bringing down infosec efforts" tags = ["security", "news"] image = "/img/security.jpeg" author = "Greg Duffy" profile = "/team/gregduffy" new = true +
Story on ITNews today on the state of the Queensland Governments effort in the Infosec space.
Queensland’s big problem, however, is legacy IT. It is arguably the nation’s capital for out-of-support software.
In his 2012 audit of the state’s IT environment, then-GCIO Peter Grant calculated 19 percent of all technologies were outside vendor support. At the time, only 54 percent of agencies had successfully migrated off Windows XP.
The state’s audit office said in 2014 that security remained the number one IT control concern it had for Queensland agencies.
In the 2013-14 year, security concerns made up 84 percent of all IT-related internal control issues identified, up from 64 percent in 2012-13.