Keep your security chin up

Wednesday, 12 November 2003, 2:15 PM EST

Agency officials should adopt a positive way of thinking when it comes to addressing system security, according to one expert.

Rather than focus on the countless ways a hacker can get into a system, agency officials should establish a "known good state," or understanding of what processes and applications need to be protected and protect them, said Charles Kolodgy, research director for security products at IDC.

"Let's start thinking positive in the sense that I have 10 things I need to do, so I will focus on those, not the 50 things the bad guys can do," Kolodgy said, speaking today at the Government CIO Summit sponsored by FCW Media Group. "As long as the system is in that state, then I am happy."

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