No Blue Pill for Cybersecurity Failures

A few weeks ago, I was asked to comment on the “most underestimated IT security threat”. My answer was “us”. The full post is here. My conclusion is going to be valid for 2017 and at least the next 10 20 years. Why? Because there are no magic pills to prevent cybersecurity failures. Only your own diligence and knowledge. The problem is we have grown accustomed to someone else solving these types of problems. Look at health issues. If you watch evening TV, you will be amazed at the number of drugs being marketed to improve lifestyle. Most of these challenges can be mitigated by simple diet and exercise, but that does require discipline and self knowledge. For cyber threats, there’s plenty at stake. Our democratic processes, privacy and financial well being. But we are going to have to defend these.A recent column from Hiawatha Bray makes the same point: to create a safe Internet, we all need to be actively involved. Mr. Bray recalls the days of nuclear bomb shelters and c…

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Fred Scholl. Read the original post at: Security Connections