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6 hard truths security pros must learn to live with

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 27, 2015.

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    Nearly every company in the world has thousands of vulnerabilities that hackers can easily exploit. For anyone working in IT, this is not a bombshell announcement. It’s business as usual.

    The reality is that IT invulnerability is impossible at any price. Instead, companies spend a major portion of their IT budgets on computer security defenses to prevent hackers from taking advantage of those same everyday vulnerabilities. The theory is simple: With enough layers of security, the bad guys will look elsewhere for easier targets.

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    It’s a dirty little secret in the industry that no computer security solution really works as well as advertised. Every “guaranteed-to-stop, advanced-security system” is doomed to failure. The promised goal shared by vendors and IT alike is nothing but a pipe dream. Our best effort is all we can do.

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