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Antivirus Inventor: Security Departments Are Wasting Their Time

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"Peter Tippett thinks it’s time for security professionals to wake up and stop wasting their energy. In a presentation here yesterday, Tippett — who is vice president of risk intelligence for Verizon Business, chief scientist at ICSA Labs, and the inventor of the program that became Norton AntiVirus — said that about one third of today’s security practices are based on outmoded or outdated concepts that don’t apply to today’s computing environments.

"A large part of what we [security pros] do for our companies is based on a sort of flat-earth thinking," Tippett said. "We need to start looking at the earth as round."" – Content courtesy of Antivirus Inventor: Security Departments Are Wasting Their Time – Desktop Security News Analysis – Dark Reading

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