For the last two years, I've observed the information security industry buzzing about the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), highly sophisticated malware, and 0 day exploits. There are many reasons why these topics are often misunderstood, but I believe there's an incorrect assumption that underlies them all. It causes the wrong questions to be asked and irrelevant answers to be received. It makes executives believe prevention is the key to security, when in fact security breaches are inevitable. The myth that there's a certain level to which the "bar of security" can be raised that will keep attackers out must be dispelled.Read more...
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