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Lawsuits In ITSec

by Greg Young  |  July 5, 2010  |  Comments Off on Lawsuits In ITSec

At the recent Gartner IT Security Summit I had a conversation about geography and litigation.  In North America, lawsuits around IT security companies and products are pretty frequent, let alone if those companies are public ones.  Like it or not, it has become part of the background noise in threat defense that we have unfortunately become inured to … at least in North America. 

In many other geographies lawsuits are uncommon and of a great concern.  I often see competing vendors will often raise what are often trivial or nuisance suits as reason not to consider that solution.  So sure vendor viability and serious suits are worth considering in a product selection, but like many things in life geography and context matter.

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Greg Young
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Greg Young is a research vice president in Gartner and the lead analyst for network security. Mr. Young has experience in IT security in product companies, and in both the private and public sectors. He spent his military career in technology security… Read Full Bio

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