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Re: Fwd: Rate Stratfor's Incident Response
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 16:08:17 -0500

On Sat, 07 Jan 2012 15:55:28 EST, Shyaam Sundhar said:

My question(s) would be: why are people sloppy by nature when it comes to
security? Why is security still considered as a blanket as opposed to the core
of any system?

In most shops, the level of competence is barely sufficient to make sure that
the payroll system prints a check for every employee with the correct number on
it. Trying to keep the system running *and* secure is beyond their competence
level, so you have to choose one - running or secure.  Most managers will
choose 'running', because if they choose 'secure', *they* don't get a paycheck
either...

(Vastly oversimplified, but that's pretty much it in a nutshell).

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