[funsec] U.S. Goverment Struggles with Data Security

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Fri Jul 13 01:24:21 CDT 2007


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Via CIO Today.

[snip]

Security measures are restrictive by definition. They place barriers where
once there was free-flowing traffic. They demand immediate attention from
users who probably would prefer to do anything else but reconfirm their
identity.

"We hear the complaints about things slowing down," acknowledges an
information security officer at an agency deploying new encryption
measures. But, he adds, "we don't care."

[snip]

More:
http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=030002W7TF7I

Note:

To be fair, this could be about _any_ organization. In fact, one
of the oldest mantras in the network security game is that any
network security which forces users to attempt to bypass it,
because it impedes their ability to function on a daily basis,
is bad security.

- - ferg

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