I've heard some really ridiculous things lately about Internet Explorer security. For some reason, most people in the media still consider Internet Explorer unsecure and recommend routinely that you should use Firefox instead.
Some of them really screw things up by recommending Chrome, probably one of the least secure browsers on the market today. I've even seen in print a Microsoft security MVP making these kind of unsubstantiated claims.
The best thing you can do is get the facts and learn about what's new in Internet Explorer security. Along these lines, let me recommend a very good article on this subject, that you can find at:
I think after reviewing that article and reading some of the supporting documentation included in articles that this one links to, you'll find that Internet Explorer 8 is the most secure browser on the market today and that you can rest assured that your company is safe when using Internet Explorer 8 as its default browser.
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer