It’s easy to assume the best sign of security success is an absence of malicious activity. However, it’s unrealistic for security pros to adopt the “no news is good news” approach to defense, security experts say.
Pete Lindstrom, vice president of security research with IDC’s executive program, says the argument of “when we’re successful, nothing happens,” is the wrong approach. He says security departments tend to focus more on incidents and less on the “bits and bytes” of their programs.
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