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Security leaders need to stop chasing “risk catnip”

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 16, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    How often do you indulge in “risk catnip”?

    Here’s an example:

    The hardest problem in computer science is fighting the urge to solve a different, more interesting problem than the one at hand.

    — Nick Lockwood (@nicklockwood) August 18, 2016

    That tweet earned over 3000 retweets and over 4000 likes. The chain of comments express understanding and offer more examples. The concept is similar the effect of catnip on felines. Some just can’t resist.

    In security, I dubbed this “risk catnip.

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