NATO’s Allied Command Transformation Website Running Outdated and Unsupported Version of Joomla

NATO ministers meet last week and discussed improving their cybersecurity. A bad sign for their current handling of cybersecurity is the website of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, which is running an outdated and unsupported version of Joomla:

NATO Allied Command Transformation Website is Running Joomla 1.5

Security updates for Joomla 1.5 ended in September of 2012, so the website should have been migrated to a supported version of Joomla – currently versions 2.5 and 3.1 – some time ago .

Keeping the software powering a website up to date is a basic measure needed to be taken to keep it secure and it is relativity easy in comparison to what NATO needs to do to fully secure all of their systems.

It might be reasonable to cut NATO some slack on their failure to keep up to date considering that Joomla is still running Joomla 1.5 on a number of their websites:

Joomla Extensions Directory is Running Joomla 1.5Joomla Community Portal is Running Joomla 1.5Joomla Resource Directory is Running Joomla 1.5