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A Disturbing Look at the IT Security Industry

By Mayer NuĀ­dell, CSC

***** The Myths of Security: What the Computer Security Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know. By John Viega; published by O’Reilly Media, www.oreilly.com (Web); 260 pages; $29.99.

Those of us who aren’t tech professionals are frequently confused by the concepts of IT security and highly uncertain about the severity of threats to which we are exposed. We spend considerable amounts of time and money to protect our computers and data, then just when we feel somewhat secure, we invariably learn that some new threat has emerged and new software patches, updated programs, or other efforts are required. It never ends and we are never quite sure we can breathe easily.

(Finish the review of The Myths of Security from the June 2010 issue of Security Management here.)

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