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Debunking the Growing Use of Misleading Claims and False Truisms in Cybersecurity

Nov 06, 2009, 21:32 (9 Talkback[s])


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"Today, Rob Housman, the Executive Director of the Cyber Secure Institute, put out this statement concerning two disturbing trends in cybersecurity: the growing number of unsupportable security claims and the increasing reliance on widely held beliefs as opposed to tested and proven technologies. Housman said:

"One of the Institute's primary objectives is to cut through the morass of cyber security claims and counterclaims and distinguish what is real and what is not. Lately, the Institute has seen a significant uptick in the number of unsupportable, if not patently false, security claims being made. We have also seen a growing reliance upon widely held beliefs that may or may not be based in proven fact.

"Along these lines we feel it necessary to highlight and debunk two recent examples of these trends:"

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