Security Superstition

Mrs. Y on the reality of security practices:

The business of information security seems to be more about superstition than science. The CISO is just another slob who desperately wants to believe that some sexy, new technology will keep the Big, Bad Wolf of APT from blowing the organizational house down. Eventually, the inevitable intrusion occurs and the latest acquisition winds up on the dung heap along with all the other broken toys. But is it the fault of the product or unrealistic expectations?

Via: Security Superstition

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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