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With Billions Spent on Cybersecurity, Why Are Problems Getting Worse?
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Diablue
Diablue,
User Rank: Strategist
5/24/2017 | 10:46:02 AM
Re: 3 Additional Reasons
A coworker of mine once said "people are generally untrainable", and I think I have come to agree with his point.  We *should* invest in people, but it's more of a "CYA" (think "audits", "assessments", and "compliance") than for any real security benefit. 

People.  Don't.  Care.  Sure, we are supposed to *make* them care, but they don't.  We help those on the fence to teeter over in favor of caution, but there will always be that population who is clearly on the other side of the fence, and not interested in taking those steps.  They want to open every email, repost every Facebook "news" article, download whatever tools they feel they need to use, whenever they feel like it, and make their passwords easy to remember and quick to type.

Now, more than ever, I believe that technical controls are king, and security awareness is a borderline waste of time.

Borderlilne.
AlexaR421
AlexaR421,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/23/2017 | 11:16:41 AM
Re: 3 Additional Reasons
Complacency is a key contributor.  No company believes it will happen to them until it does.  Good governance now dictates that company boards (large and small) consider cybersecurity as part of their risk assessment.  
RobertM409
RobertM409,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/23/2017 | 10:59:25 AM
3 Additional Reasons
I believe the author Missed 3 big reasons, Complacency, Compliance Mindset, & Failure to Implement Available Solutions (Encryption, Multi-factor Authentication, Continous Diagnstics & Monitoring).  Numerous breach statistics support these.


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