Security pros: be wary of tech analysts

Thursday, 28 August 2003, 12:41 PM EST

Chief technology officer of the U.S. based security research and consulting firm Neohapsis, Greg Shiply, told ZDNet Australia most analysts are simply getting it wrong these days.

"While their information may be well backed generally... some of their recent observations on security seem to be driven from angles other that practical experience and know-how," he said.

His sentiments are echoed by home-grown security expert Daniel Lewkovitz, who says enterprises listen to large analysis firms because they don't know any better. "Unlike a doctor or a lawyer, anyone can call themselves a security expert... people will listen to whomever is saying things the loudest."

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