It’s been awhile longer than I like to admit for posting. I suspect I’ve been befallen like many others…staying up late night to watch the Olympics. I’ve enjoyed them more this year for some reason than in years past. Maybe I have a greater appreciation for the amount of work it takes these athletes to prepare for competition. And it’s heart breaking when they make a mistake and know it. They continue on even when they recognize their dream of medals is over.
Here’s an example of borderless, worldwide crime. Remember the TJ Maxx data breach? More details are coming out. A couple details it brings to the top:
1. Location, location, location. Meaningless with digital crime. A worldwide reach is possible right to your backyard.
2. Wireless is a threat. Configure it properly. When done right it can work. Haphazardly…watch out.
Be smart people…from the Mom and Pop shops all the way up to the huge corporations. It doesn’t matter. Secure it.
When do politics come into play with regard to good security? And will politics be a contributor or detractor to information security?
These are two important questions I’ve encountered over my career. The answers can be rather nebulous and will differ from organization to organization. The short answer is yes…to a point.