The risk of too much risk management

Friday, 26 October 2007, 7:57 PM EST

Risk management means there is a thought process that includes ensuring the right people with adequate skills are given useful information and actually decide whether to do this or that to more effectively achieve security goals. Something like, “The available data indicate that path A at price B mitigates problems C, D, and E, but causes problem F, while path Z at price Y, mitigates problems C, E, and X, but causes problem W. What’s your decision?” Or, as happens much, much too often: “Hackers, phishers, and insiders…oh my, what are we going to do?”

At the Cigital blog.

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