If IT Managers and CIO’s genuinely fear for their jobs over data breaches, why don’t they demand the resources they believe necessary to mitigate the risk or assign the risk to the asset owners?
A flu sufferer could have taken a preventive strategy with a ten dollar bottle of multivitamins and a three dollar face mask from the local supermarket but instead opted for a more costly visit to a doctor and a course of antibiotics.
The mobile phone industry is a fascinating example of marketing gone mad. Cutting edge technology is no longer the domain of the geeks and nerds; it’s been pimped and accessorised.
It seems we still don’t get it that the data we have on our networks is valuable to others.
We don’t understand the scale of data theft or the scale of the recipients of the stolen information.
Imagine if one of your employees who reports to you became lazy and no longer did their job very effectively. You’d more than likely fire him or her. Did you know that your firewall has ceased to do its job, yet you probably haven’t fired it, right?
If you suddenly open a drawer in your kitchen at night, and see and kill a small cockroach, you would never go back to bed and sleep easy. You would now know you have a major problem.
You may have tried to complete one of those larger than life mazes in which the walls of the maze were lined with hedges. There was no way over the hedge, under the hedge or through it so you had to follow the course of the maze using trial and error to forge a path through. Everywhere you looked all you could see were identical looking hedges and as such your view of the maze was limited. Now what would have been useful is someone with a view of the entire maze such as an aerial view or a map to help guide you through.