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Can't Fix What You Hide

Willful ignorance may be bliss, but rarely is it compliant
The CEO I was talking with didn't understand his own company's compliance requirements. And he didn't want to understand them. He had delegated this, as many in business do, to his IT director. "Technology will fix this problem" is a common approach.

The company's IT director had actually made a good-faith effort to understand the compliance regulations. He had implemented a number of changes to his team's processes and procedures: new password rules, more detailed logging, database security changes, and so forth.

There are actually major problems with this all-too-common approach: