Companies have been hesitant to implement selected new technologies
because IT security risks associated with these technologies have been
greatly exaggerated. To alleviate some of these concerns, Gartner, Inc.
analysts identified five of the most over-hyped security threats during
the three-day Gartner IT Security Summit taking place here through
The five most over-hyped security threats are:
— Internet Protocol (IP) telephony is unsafe
— Mobile malware will cause widespread damage
— “Warhol Worms” will make the Internet unreliable for business traffic and virtual private networks (VPNs)
— Regulatory compliance equals security
— Wireless hot spots are unsafe
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