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This article is part of the October 2005 issue of Security 7 Award winners unmasked
I was rocking my 14-month-old daughter to sleep while thinking about what to write for my maiden column for Information Security. As I began to mull the possibilities--the latest Zotob worm, the abbreviated time available for patch management, the proliferation of botnets--my thoughts jumped to my personal security. In an instant, I realized that not only were the front and back doors of my suburban home unlocked, but my car was open as well. Like my daughter, I have been lulled into a false sense of security. In essence, humans are a trusting lot. We'd prefer to see the good and assume nothing can happen to us. Although that trust is occasionally broken and we become more vigilant for a while, the knee-jerk reaction wanes quickly. You, as security managers, need to be vigilant every day. It's your job to assume something bad could happen, and you need to be skeptical and, perhaps, realistic about threats. You need to live and deal with my "nothing can happen to me" mind-set day in and day out. You fight for increased budgets to help prevent attacks while ... Access >>>
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