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FW: Security Simplification
From: "Barbara Filkins" <filkins () impulse net>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 13:46:18 -0800

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Filkins [mailto:filkins () impulse net] 
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 1:46 PM
To: 'Stan'
Subject: RE: Security Simplification

I guess my reply to the VP is that it should not be a matter of simplifying
security but making it easier to practice.  In other words, look at the
training issues and the human usability issues involved with security.  Is
it password management problems?  Backing up systems?  Doing the things that
are needed that are too time consuming and that people see as a policy
without much purpose (unless something happens to them.) 

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Stan
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:14 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Security Simplification

* [2007-02-21] oligarchicalrule () gmail com said the following:
If you were told by a VP to simplify security for your organization, 
what you think would be a starting point?  It's seems vague.  We run 
Windows servers/desktops that are built on the same images.  We use 
Cisco switches/routers/etc.  I'm not really sure where to start.

I would start by asking him what, exactly, he meant by that. If your
security stops at the hardware and operating system levels, that's pretty
simple. Are your policies too complex for non-IT staff to understand?
Perhaps people have trouble accessing files due to tight access
restrictions?

--
Stanley D'Arderr
File Descriptor #2
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