Legacy systems: mission impossible or mission unnecessary?

Old technology poses security and compliance risk


Before Tom Cruise took on the role of Ethan Hunt in the modern day reboot of Mission: Impossible, the television series was gracing screens in the late 1960s and early 1970s, showcasing numerous spy gadgets and technologies that rivalled anything super spy James Bond has in his arsenal. One of the most enduring of these was the iconic mission briefing tape recording that would self-destruct once played.

Of course, in the modern equivalent, these messages are relayed to Hunt through smartphones a

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