Some cybersecurity best practices withstand the test of time, remaining unaltered after the passing of decades. Other IT security recommendations have proven more fickle, evolving over fairly short stretches of time to reflect changes in attack vectors, technology stacks, security maturity models, or simply, just better data on what works and what doesn’t. Let’s review some security policies once regarded as best practices, but that it’s now time to break up with. Then, I’ll discuss how to get your employees to unlearn outdated security practices too.

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