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Jim Miles – IT & IT Security Consultant – Web Sites for Growing Organizations

Too Lazy !? — CSO Alarmed column

Current Column – CSO Alarmed

The Real Barrier to Security: We’re All Too Lazy

What if someone offered you a free 60-inch plasma TV and free cable for life–provided you never again used a remote control? The reason you’d say no is the same reason information security is so bad.
by Scott Berinato

I like to use the Alarmed column for broad contemplation at the start of each new year; it just seems like a good time to reflect on ideas like the erosion of privacy, security types doing Good in post-tsunami Indonesia, or the relative merits of cash. This year I’ve been ruminating on a major barrier to improving information security: You’re lazy.

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