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IDG Contributor Network: Be careful in putting your cybertrust in Google, Microsoft and Apple

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 24, 2015.

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    Security professionals and consumers often feel that they understand cybersecurity just by using words and technical descriptions of product labels, vendors’ marketing campaigns, and manuals. Especially when knowing that we bet on the “right horse” and entrusted our data to well-known companies, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and others. Right?

    Not exactly. While there are many arguably great benefits that come with using technology and services from tech giants such as the ones mentioned above, some common issues tend to plague complex systems. The complexity of the system in and of itself generally makes it more difficult to secure every aspect of it. There might be more resources available for increasing the security of the system, but the belief that the infrastructure tech giants offer is more secure is simply a false perception of security. Even giants have security holes.

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