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What Are the Most Overrated Security Technologies? [CSO Online]

from CSO Online


 

The security community has grown to depend on some basic technologies in the fight against cyber thieves, such as antivirus software and firewalls. But are practitioners clinging to tools that outlived their usefulness long ago? Were those tools ever really useful to begin with?

CSOonline.com recently conducted an unscientific survey on the matter, asking those questions to a variety of security forums on LinkedIn and following it up with e-mails and phone conversations. What follows are four technologies several cited as overrated in today’s security fight.

Jennifer Jabbusch, CISO at Carolina Advanced Digital Inc. in North Carolina, noted how companies implement multi-factor authentication but don’t always get the implementation right. That’s when the company is left with nothing but “feel-good security.”

“We need to draw a line and not pursue solutions that simply offer a feeling of security,” she said. “Things make you feel better don’t really help.”

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