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4 Unreasonable Security Practices You're Probably Following

Dec 08, 2009, 01:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sonny Discini)

"This is exactly what we as security practitioners, law makers and auditors are selling to the enterprise. Personally, I think the term "coasting on inertia" is a perfect way to describe the antivirus industry as we know it today. Threat landscapes have changed so much that it's actually laughable to believe antivirus does anything more than stop stupid.

"Yet regulatory compliance efforts and best practices all still tell us that antivirus is a critical part of a security program. Sure, in 1996 it may have been, but look at any of the latest techniques being used for fraud or data theft. How many use worms or traditional techniques?"

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