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AT&T urges intrusion prevention

For the next few years, the best protection against insecure software will come from intrusion-prevention technology, Edward Amoroso, chief security officer at AT&T, said this week at the Gartner Information Technology Security Summit. Speaking June 7 at the Gartner event in Washington, D.C., Amoroso said intrusion prevention has proved far more effective in protecting AT&T’s corporate network than the best efforts of system administrators. “This is our last great hope, at least for the next few years,” he said. Instead of relying on a form of network protection, people have made heroic efforts at applying security patches to protect their insecure systems. “We’ve become super-patchers,” Amoroso said, referring to the constant cycle of patching and testing that he said overwhelms system administrators. Full Story

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