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What You Don’t Know Does Hurt

Posted by Elena del Valle on July 13, 2011

The Antivirus Bombshell
By Stu Sjouwerman
Founder and CEO KnowBe4

Stu Sjouwerman, founder, KnowBe4
Stu Sjouwerman, founder, KnowBe4

Photo: CEO KnowBe4

It is said that “what you don’t know can’t hurt you” – well, that statement is proven false again by the antivirus industry. Almost anyone you ask about protecting their PC from cybercrime will almost invariably answer by saying something like “my antivirus software is all the protection I require…”

That belief could be no further from the truth. Despite the claims touted by the companies hocking antivirus software, many of their products are not very effective. Many of the best-selling antivirus suites are protecting against no more than 80% to 90% of the threats being dished out by cybercriminals.

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