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8 Dec 2006

The fallibility of technical controls

A piece apparently due to be published in Computer Weekly next Tuesday outlines a range of network security issues relating to mis-configuration of IT equipment, and then (almost as an afterthought) ends with the following:
"... security needs to be a mix of people, process and technology. The best security comes from having well-trained and motivated staff, who will not click on dodgy e-mail attachments, and will not be lured into spyware-infected websites. And like every other aspect of the security jigsaw, security training and awareness is not a one-off exercise. It needs to be a continuous programme of education, incentive and information."

The fact that IT systems and networks are misconfigured by people surely implies that security awareness programs need to include IT professionals?
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