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Stupid human security tricks

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 8, 2015.

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    RSS New Member Member

    I have been at this for a long time now. Roughly two decades of working for all sorts of companies, clients and now as a vendor. It has been an an interesting ride. One thing that I did over the years was keep journals. Notebooks where I scribbled down my day to day tasks, thoughts as well as solutions. Picking through some of these notebooks I was struck by, what I can only refer to as, stupid human security tricks. Naturally I will give a hat tip to David Letterman.

    One of my all time favorites was when I was working for a company almost 10 years ago. I was in the process of having a network vulnerability scanning system deployed across the enterprise. No small feat when you consider how many business groups fought like hell to block it. There was a fear that any scanning would break systems left and right.

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