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The eternal struggle: Security versus users

You can get the flavour of this article from the extract below. I want to make a different, but linked point. We don’t have ‘Security’ telling people not to leave their house keys lying around so why should we need a special team to remind people to protect their digital assets?…:

There’s an old joke that a job in security is a safe place to be grumpy. From what I’ve seen over my career, that is often true. Security people seem to cherish their reputation for being pessimistic and untrusting. Some take it further and cast their disdain upon the users, who obviously need to be protected …

Original article here

Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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