Top 10 Excuses For Not Securing Your Website or Network
May 23, 2000
If your company is like most, it has neglected to perform basic due diligence
in securing its vital assets. How and why does such a critical part of
information technology management get overlooked? The amount of excuses
we have discovered is endless. Here are some of the best:
- No one
forced us to do it.
- Our administrators
need to use the security holes to get their work done.
- Our firewall
is not licensed.
is not really in the "Mafia."
We use HERF guns and off-site storage instead.
Note: HERF is a High-Energy Frequency Gun that shoots
a high-powered radio signal at an electronic device to disable it.
The U.S. embedded HERF guns in bombs to disable Iraq's air defense
- Our ACLs
- Our security
is our own secret.
- We were
sold to some hackers.
not part of our IT agenda.
- We wanted
a baseline so we look good next time.
let your organization fall victim to silly excuses. Hold someone accountable
for managing and implementing security and take no prisoners.