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Black Hat 2019: 12 Cybersecurity Myths That Could Put You At Risk

CRN asks 12 executives, sales and technical leaders attending Black Hat 2019 what they see as the top oft-repeated beliefs about cybersecurity that are foolishly accepted as fact.

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Getting The Wrong Impression

Winston Churchill’s famous line that a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth even has a chance to get its pants is one that holds true today in cybersecurit. Businesses, solution providers and vendors all accept oft-repeated beliefs as fact even though the fact wouldn't survive stricter scrutiny.

CRN asked a variety of C-suite executives, technical leaders and sales leaders attending Black Hat 2019 what they thought were the most harmful myths that businesses and solution providers continue to believe.

Some myths address misleading assumptions people have made about legacy technologies like firewalls, anti-virus software and SIEM (security information and event management) platforms, as well as assumptions around emerging tools like data lakes, automated response and endpoint detection and response.

Other myths speak to the role humans are (mistakenly) believed to play in areas like email security, risk assessment and asset management. Here are 12 cybersecurity myths that could put all companies at risk.

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