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Comdex Panel Debates Security Needs

Does security have a “magic number,” a particular amount of firewalls and authentication protocols past which network administrators can be certain their systems are secure? Well, no, but that didn’t prevent security executives from trying to answer the question anyway during a panel called, “How much security is enough?” held Monday morning at the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas. To be fair, no one in the room expected the panelists to arrive at a firm number. Instead, the discussion served as more of a barometer for where security deployment is now. Analyst Chris Byrnes, vice president of the Meta Group’s security division, said that five years ago people were just waking up to security concerns. Today, about 40 percent of organizations are well secured, 20 percent are beginning to increase their security expenditures, but a good 40 percent still don’t really get it. Full Story

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