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IDG Contributor Network: Misplaced confidence in the corporate perimeters

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 19, 2015.

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    This past weekend I read an intriguing article in a national newspaper that talked about protection, and how several ancient attempts to ensure the integrity of the city were sidestepped in short order by their adversaries who wished to breach their perimeters. The author cites Gibbon, who wrote “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” in the 17th century.

    In the first instance, Rome was protected by what from all appearances was an impregnable wall. The invaders, the Visigoths, knew this and paid some disgruntled slaves to open one of the gates from the inside. In the second instance, in 1451, Emperor Constantine XI refused to hire a well-known cannon maker to defend his castle and the gent quickly offered his services to the invading Ottomans, and the rest is history.

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