Gartner Research

Protect Your Legacy and Technical Debt

Published: 27 September 2019

ID: G00450222

Analyst(s): Sam Evans


Technical debt is increasing as the pace of software and hardware end of life exceeds the velocity in which organizations can change. Security and risk management leaders must address their technical debt to reduce risk and protect the integrity of their environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Technical Debt
    • Proactively Understand and Reduce Technical Debt
    • Reactively Dealing With Technical Debt
  • Harden the Environment
  • Segment the Technical Debt
  • Monitor the Legacy Environment

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