Metro: Government shutdown causes more than 80 federal websites to go dark

“As the government shutdown enters its third week, dozens of federal websites are have become either insecure or inaccessible.”

“The dysfunction has been caused by more than 80 expired TLS certificates, a type of security technology that allows the encrypted transfer of data and information. They’ve lapsed because there aren’t enough federal employees around to renew them…”

“But technology experts say the shutdown could precipitate a major federal cybersecurity breach. “The current government shutdown has been a disaster on the cybersecurity front so far,” reports Cimpanu. “Experts from multiple cybersecurity firms have warned…” Read the full article here.

Source: Government shutdown causes more than 80 federal websites to go dark – By Michael Martin, January 11, 2019. Metro.

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