Top security tools in the fight against cyber crime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these security tools as you can

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Cyber crime is a massive global threat, and U.S. businesses are the No.1 target. For tips and advice about how best to defend against cyber attacks, Network World asked security pros to name their No.1, most valuable security tool.

Many of the experts we interviewed pointed out that there is no silver bullet when it comes to security. Ron Woerner, director of CyberSecurity Studies at Bellevue University put it this way: "There is no 'one and best' security tool. It really depends on the situation, circumstance, and personal preference. There are certain things all network, IT, and security professionals should have in their toolbag. The most important is knowledge; i.e., where to learn more about a particular topic, technique, or tool. It’s impossible to know everything; so focus on where to get quality instruction and information."

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