Homeland Security Department Running Outdated Operating Systems

A newly released report by the Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General found many of the agency's systems, including both unclassified and national security systems containing the highest "top secret" information, were running outdated, unsupported operating systems that in some cases hadn't been patched with security updates for years. Some of the vulnerabilities were so serious that they "expose DHS data to unnecessary risks," said the investigators, and that the agency needed to protect its systems "more fully and effectively."