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Restoring Business Velocity and Trust in Users with Risk-Adaptive Protection
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6/25/2018 | 8:02:45 AM
You lost me at "[t]rust in the individual as it relates to security..."
I think the main problem that I have with this analogy is that with the TSA example, no one is accidentally a terrorist on an airplane.  No one accidentally takes flying lessons, accidentally sneaks a weapon of some sort onto a plane, accidentally hijacks the plane and works themselves into the cockpit, and then accidentally slams the plane into a building.  "Whoops, I meant to go out and buy dinner, not become a hardcore terrorist!"

The users on the network, however, don't require malice to become a security threat.  They just require a lack of understanding and a degree of gullibility.  Anyone that's ever worked in any business at all (whether IT/IS related or not) can tell you with absolute certainty that at every single company they've worked at these kinds of people exist.  With the TSA they assume people aren't malicious, with the network you have to assume they are not malicious AND they are well informed on matters that are completely unrelated to their job.

That just seems like a bad assumption to me.


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