Hacking your way to better security

Tuesday, 3 October 2006, 1:07 AM EST

When Consumer Reports put anti-virus products to the test last month, they did so with a twist: they created new viruses. The response to this has mostly been negative, with AV and anti-spyware vendors crying foul.

What’s been missed in the hoopla, however, is that Consumer Reports did the right thing. Maybe it’s not ethical to introduce new viruses to the world, but any organization hoping to protect its network from intruders should take a cue from Consumer Reports . When thinking about security, start by thinking like an intruder.

At CIO Update.

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