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How legacy tech impedes zero trust and what to do about it

As organizations embrace the zero-trust security model, legacy tech has created some roadblocks. In fact, replacing or rebuilding existing legacy infrastructures is the biggest challenge to implementing zero trust, according to a recent study.

General Dynamics’ 2022 Zero Trust Research Report surveyed 300 IT and program managers across US federal, civilian, and defense agencies, which are mandated to adopt a zero-trust model under a 2021 presidential executive order. The survey found that 58% of them listed the legacy tech challenge ahead of determining what set of technologies are needed (50%), lack of IT staff expertise (48%), and cost (46%).