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IDG Contributor Network: 5 myths that will thwart any security strategy

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 7, 2015.

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    The best defense derives from knowledge of the opponents offensive capabilities. Understanding the current threat landscape is vital to crafting a successful (business driven) security strategy.

    Our security strategy must be devoid of these five myths to successfully support the business process of the organization.

    1. The insider myth.

    Our industry suffers from the configure and forget mentality. We buy the latest next generation widget, have the vendor set it, and blissfully continue operations in a state of ignorance. Why? Because we swallow the vendors claims hook, line, and sinker. The insider myth is an excellent example of the prevailing culture surrounding organizational security. Purchasing the latest and greatest equipment based upon bogus vendor claims.

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