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IT security managers too focused on compliance, experts say

Jaikumar Vijayan | March 4, 2013
'Check-the-box' mentality is causing companies, government agencies to overlook growing cyberthreats.

IT security personnel must therefore look beyond compliance-driven security models to deal with these threats, he said.

"I've lived through an earthquake, so I have a visceral sense for why you need earthquake insurance," Trilling said. IT security managers must have that same sense when it comes to information security, he added.

"Companies that have experienced attacks don't have that sense so they have been doing what they need to do to check the box," Trilling said.


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