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Breaking The Security Fail Cycle
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aziza bond
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aziza bond,
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5/4/2015 | 1:52:49 PM
Re: Simplify, rethink, simplify, rethink
You are totally true , there is a difference there
macker490
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macker490,
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5/3/2015 | 7:25:07 AM
Re: Simplify, rethink, simplify, rethink
there is a fundamental difference between an old "dumb head" terminal like a VT-100 or a 3270 -- and a PC: the PC can have multiple applications open at the same time -- AND -- the PC User's credentials apply to all the open apps.   this is wrong from the get-go and promotes leakage of secure data between apps: while memory may be protected: file systems are not.   this may be rectified by using NAMED SPACES so that application programs do NOT have free run of all the data resources on the user workstation combined with free use of the user's credentials.
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RetiredUser,
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5/1/2015 | 12:45:02 AM
"Stop Doing"
A kernel of wisdom in this article notes "the question you should always ask is 'What is this going to help let me stop doing?'"  That is because every security solution "is an addition, but never a subtraction."

It is always amazing to me the amount of overhead on man hours applications specially designed to "help" the Enterprise actually ingest.  In particular, security software (of which I've had the pleasure of managing two, so I know from experience) seems to take the cake.  

Being able to assess an application, the time it will require to implement and whether its features once live will save or incur time cost is a great skill and an important part of procurement. 

 
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/30/2015 | 11:32:29 PM
Simplify, simplify, simplify
Security simplification may indeed be the most important InfoSec step we can take -- across the board.  Most security mishaps, I daresay, happen because of laziness and/or an overpermissiveness so as to not compromise accessibility and functionality (security's mortal foes).  The less conflict security innovations can present between security and accessibility, the more security we can expect to see.


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