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7 dirty secrets of the security industry

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.....  Insider tells Interop attendees what to look out for.
By Tim Greene , Network World , 05/01/2008

Corporate IT executives need to beware the seven dirty secrets of the security industry that can undermine the safety of business networks, a security expert told attendees at Interop Las Vegas.


“It’s best to have a healthy level of skepticism about what security vendors are trying to tell you,” says Joshua Corman, principal security strategist for IBM/ISS, which itself is a security vendor.




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