I discovered a new website today, run by ZDNET. It is called BNET. They have an interesting couple of articles there that caught my eye. I read them and realized these articles would be great for any business to read. I’ve been spouting off for quite a while about the importance of keeping quiet outside the workplace. This attitude stems from my time in the service. It was ingrained in me to never speak outside of the workspace about what it is we do in there.
I found this article on darkReading today. I just shake my head when I read about these kinds of things. Basically, a school in Pennsylvania had another data breach from a student at a life experienced age of 15. He thought it would be fun to sneak into the network and steal 55,000 PII information.
The interesting points in the story, as reported, are this:
Sometimes I sit back and wonder what it would be like if I could implement information security right from the beginning of a new business. What would I do? Would I remember the lessons learned over the years? A hard thing to remember, even today, is to keep in the forefront what INFOSEC should be about. It’s more than using technology. It’s more than the people. It’s about the data.