The color of information security

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 9:54 AM EST

If information security were a colour, it most definitely would be gray. Like life in general, information security is rarely black and white. As an information security consultant, most questions asked of me and my colleagues are answered in the same way: It depends.

That is precisely what is frustrating for many people when they deal with security and privacy -- its vagueness and abstractness. People want clear-cut and well-defined answers. Risk, however, rarely is so polite as to allow itself to be answered so discretely.

At Computerworld.

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