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Posts from Date:   2011-12

The Peril of Parallel Passwords

by Jay Heiser  |  December 23, 2011

Demanding that users not write down their passwords is a quarterly opportunity to send the message that security policy is a useless bureaucratic exercise.

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All employees must obey the law!

by Jay Heiser  |  December 14, 2011

Even worse is a policy statement such as “all employees must obey all applicable laws.” What reasonable person would disagree with that requirement? For a start, I would.

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Is a cloud safer than a mattress?

by Jay Heiser  |  December 1, 2011

Its been suggested more than once that avoiding public cloud computing is tantamount to keeping your money in a mattress. Given what’s happened over the last 4 years, why would anyone automatically assume that the use of banks represents a low level of risk?

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