IT Security Fails: 9 Myths about Information Security

IT Security Fails: 9 Myths about Information Security

Antivirus scanners, firewalls, patch updates, secure passwords; all of these are supposed to help keep our information safe and secure. But are they really cutting it? Are our systems and the sensitive information on them sufficiently protected? The truth is, even with all of these supposedly fail-proof security measures, your information may be completely vulnerable to hackers and malicious programs.


Employee Security Education and Training


In this article Roger Grimes points out 9 glaring issues in IT security practices, often pointing the finger at the end-user. And rightfully so. A large majority of the time, the way these exercises in security management fail is the fault of the end-user and not the software or security procedure. He stresses the fact that end-user education and training should be as much a part of Information security protection as any antivirus scanner or firewall. As Grimes says in the article, “it only takes one person, making one mistake, to infect your whole company.”

Use this article as a springboard to get you and your company thinking about myths of information security. Challenge yourself to question some of your own assumptions about information security controls and those of your company.

Original article “9 popular IT security practices that just don’t work” by Roger A. Grimes.


Read the full article here: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230198/9_popular_IT_security_practices_that_just_don_39_t_work

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