Feature: The Top 10 Infosec Myths

Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 4:25 PM EST

Merriam-Webster defines a myth as a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone but is often unverifiable. When it comes to information security, there's a lot of popular wisdom available, but much of it is unfounded and won't necessarily improve your organization's security.

Why do such beliefs persist? The answer is that we don't challenge new and existing ideas enough. We must test and evaluate the validity of new security concepts, so the good ones can become standards. Only by cutting through the hype to separate reality from myth can IT professionals help take their enterprises to the next level. Here are 10 network security myths that bear further examination.

By Joanne VanAuken at Security Pipeline

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