Symantec Survey Finds 100% of Businesses Hit By A Cyber Loss in 2009
Yikes, I hope those poor companies weren’t spending any money on security products – they don’t seem to work very well! A suggestion for better security marketing, as opposed to general purpose FUD, would be a headline like:
Survey Shows Businesses Using Security Products Reduced Losses Compared to Those Who Didn’t
Gartner analyst Earl Perkins forwarded this one along:
Poor governance at the heart of poor data security, says ICO
Tuesday 23 February 2010 08:14
Information security, particularly in central government, is undoubtedly improving, but several common problems remain, says the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
A lack of awareness of information security is chief among them, deputy information commissioner David Smith told the first annual Human Factors in Information Security Conference in London.
To which my reply was:
What this basically says is “human beings are at the heart of all problems. If we could just get them to stop acting like human beings.”
The analogy I always use is those stories that periodically come out that someone had a pet monkey or alligator or pit bull, and it ate their face after 5 years. You can train it all you want – but you better still watch out, it will always think your nose looks pretty tasty…
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