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Re: Common operational misconceptions
From: Chris Campbell <chris () ctcampbell com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:26:26 +0000
This isn't so much a list of misconceptions that recent students have as a list of misconceptions that security
On 15 Feb 2012, at 22:52, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
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)