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Re: Fwd: Rate Stratfor's Incident Response
From: Shyaam Sundhar <shyaam () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 16:25:35 -0500

Completely agreed. Availability and business is top priority for managers. Although, once they have gained popularity 
and to a stage where a garage office becomes a shop floor and a @home biz becomes a rent-a-million$-building office, it 
is time to shift priorities. But again, I have no say in that, and it is what it is.

Thank you.
Shyaam

On Jan 7, 2012, at 4:08 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:

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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