RE: [ISN] Letter to the editor - Token effort on IT security

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Date: Thu Apr 18 2002 - 00:17:01 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Gary Hinson CCCL <Gary.Hinsonat_private>
    I sympathise with the comments.
    All too often, infosec is under-resourced, meaning that the wonderful
    and not-so-wonderful system controls are often under-used in practice.  
    The blame is manifold e.g. senior management often don't understand
    infosec and don't appreciate the risks they are running; infosec staff
    are not usually adept at justifying their important work in business
    (commercial) terms, so they lose out in funding; and infosec is 'new',
    newer even than IT, so standard practice has not yet
    A good rule-of-thumb: there should be at least as many infosec staff
    as security guards (with big feet and fluorescent jackets!).  Any
    company that has seriously valuable/sensitive data clearly needs more!
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