Are you secure? Prove it.

Thursday, 25 October 2007, 4:34 PM EST

Are you secure? Prove it. These five words form the core of my recent thinking on the digital security scene. Let me expand "secure" to mean the definition I provided in my first book: Security is the process of maintaining an acceptable level of perceived risk. I defined risk as the probability of suffering harm or loss. You could expand my five word question into are you operating a process that maintains an acceptable level of perceived risk?

Let's review some of the answers you might hear to this question. I'll give an opinion regarding the utility of the answer as well.

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