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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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Technology Alone Can Combat Email Security Threats

People rely excessively on technology for email security and think that the software will successfully label every external email address, making employee impersonation or spoofing next to impossible, according to Richard Hummel, manager of threat intelligence at NetScout. Organizations need to have training in place so that employees can detect and identify malicious emails coming in, Hummel said.

More than 90 percent of intrusions in the world happen as the result of phishing or spearphishing, Hummel said, but a good cyber awareness program can reduce intrusions by up to 70 percent. Given that email is still the primary attack vector for cybercrime or advanced persistent threats, Hummel said that having a solid security awareness program remains very important.

 
 
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