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Re: Common operational misconceptions
From: Rich Kulawiec <rsk () gsp org>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:52:44 -0500
ICMP is evil.
Firewalls can be configured default-permit.
Firewalls can be configured unidirectionally.
Firewalls will solve our security issues.
Antivirus will solve our security issues.
IDS/IPS will solve our security issues.
Audits and checklists will solve our security issues.
Our network will never emit abuse or attacks.
Our users can be trained.
We must do something; this is something; let's do this.
We can add security later.
We're not a target.
We don't need to read our logs.
(with apologies to Marcus Ranum, from whom I've shamelessly
cribbed several of these)