“Companies sometimes attempt to secure everything to the same level,” Bernie Cowens of Rainbow Technologies said. “As a result, either routine access becomes too hard or insufficient protection is afforded to highly sensitive data.” While enterprises face all kinds of security risks, including vulnerabilities that must be patched and viruses that bombard corporate firewalls, the threats that strike the most fear into the hearts of chief security officers and their employees are the ones nobody has thought of yet. After all, any known threat can be at least minimized, but a new exploit is always difficult to stop. “We have to expect that cyber outlaws are devising new attacks,” said Stan Stahl, president of Citadel Information Group, a Los Angeles-based information security consultancy. “Cyber criminals are bright people, expert at thinking out-of-the-box.” Last year alone, more than 4,000 computer flaws and viruses were found. Full Story
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