"Infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick warned IT managers Wednesday
that unless they educate every employee -- from the CEO to the
receptionist -- about how hackers work and how to bolster security,
corporate networks and Web sites will never be safe from
attack. In the closing keynote here at Giga Information
Group's Infrastructures for E-Business conference -- his first such
speech since being released from prison in January -- Mitnick
described the mindset, objectives and methods hackers use to
compromise corporate computer networks."
"You should adopt the mantra 'In God we trust. Everybody else is
suspect,'" he said. "People are the weakest link when it comes to
security, and an important question to ask yourself is not if, but
when, is your e-business going to be targeted?"
"It's naïve to assume that just installing a firewall is
going to protect you from all potential security threat," he said.
"That assumption creates a false sense of security, and having a
false sense of security is worse than having no security at
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