Stop Buying Bad Security Prescriptions – Medium

I’ve been working in information security for about two decades — spanning attack and defense, across the public and private sectors — and the most consistent truth I’ve found is that people overwhelmingly misunderstand how information security works. Even worse, the common misconceptions are such an endemic problem that they’ve fueled a $75 billion industry, comprised largely of snake oil solutions that range from ineffective to outright harmful. That’s left us in a place where the vast majority of the tech sector is throwing their money away on security that just doesn’t work, while ignoring the basic practices and processes that actually do produce secure systems … but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Source: https://medium.com/@justin.schuh/stop-buying-bad-security-prescriptions-f18e4f61ba9e#.9ow8nwjis

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