Top 10 Security Myths

Security Myths

Security Policies and Procedures and Audit Program

  1. Organizations are more secure now than they were a year ago
  2. The presence or absence of regulations greatly matters when it comes to protecting customer data
  3. External consultants know more about information protection than in-house personnel do
  4. Information protection must be managed as a separate business unit to be effective
  5. Complex, frequently changed passwords will make my enterprise secure
  6. The padlock icon present during an SSL session means my data is safe
  7. Migrating from Internet Explorer to Firefox or Chrome will make my enterprise secure
  8. Increased security spending results in greater security
  9. Wireless networks aren’t secure
  10. Dumping Windows for Linux will increase security

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.