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Common cybersecurity myths debunked

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 25, 2015.

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    One of the greatest challenges for organizations attempting to address cybersecurity risks is the number of fundamental security myths that cause organizations to incorrectly assess threats, misallocate resources, and set inappropriate goals. Dispelling those myths is key to developing a sophisticated, appropriate approach to information security.

    MYTH #1: “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DATA.”

    All too frequently, “security” is thought of as ensuring data cannot be accessed or used for unauthorized purposes or by unauthorized users. While this is certainly a key concern, the systems and networks on which the data resides must also be protected against attack. For example, a Denial of Service (DoS) attack is not aimed at gaining access to a business’ sensitive data, but at preventing others, such as the business’ customers and business partners, from accessing and using that data.

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