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Security Tools 'Overwhelm' Users: VeriSign Chairman

While the major players in online, enterprise and network security continue unveiling new products, services and tools to combat data theft and cybercrime, it may not be enough. Not only is the security industry struggling to contend with growing levels of malware, security breaches and hacking attempts, simply managing the sheer volume of necessary PC security tools means users today feel frustrated -- a situation that erodes online trust.

That's according to Jim Bidzos, chairman of VeriSign, who spoke at the RSA Conference last week. His lesson? The industry needs to start thinking differently when it comes to Internet security.


SAN FRANCISCO -- The executive chairman of VeriSign didn't exactly play up to the crowd of thousands of security professionals gathered here at the RSA conference to hear his keynote.

"Consumers are overwhelmed and frustrated by all the security solutions out there," said VeriSign's (NASDAQ: VRSN) Jim Bidzos, who organized the first RSA Conference in 1991. "In fact some of the security tools we offer are nearing the point of negative returns."

But that was just the warm-up.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Verisign: Security Solutions Overwhelming to Consumers