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You Are Your Worst Security Liability

While IT managers scramble to buy products to guard against external threats, they're ignoring the enemy within.

No, I'm not talking here about dishonest and stupid users. The threat that security managers fail to protect against is themselves: You. You're failing to protect against your own errors in setting up network security.

You fail to take into account that threats will move where you are weakest, and not where you have strengthened your defenses.

You don't have to be the most secure, you simply have to be secure enough to either effectively block reasonable threats or convince attackers to attack someone else. You can't have perfect security; you have to optimize your available human and financial resources.

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