Hacking up the facts

Security vendors need to spend more time providing accurate information on breaches rather than blame the media for over-hyping the threat.

The threat of online crime is both over-hyped and under-estimated. RSA executive chairman Art Coviello illustrated exactly why a couple of days ago – though probably not in the way he intended.

Coviello was briefing half a dozen IT journalists in Sydney in the wake of the massive RSA Conference on information security held in San Francisco last week.

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