No silver bullet for security

Thursday, 15 April 2004, 2:09 PM EST

Management will always believe that security is a temporary problem. They either think the risk will evaporate or that a 'silver bullet' is just around the corner.

So they spend thousands on security solutions, hoping that this time will be the last and that security outlay will reduce as legislation matures and hackers are deterred by stiffer sentences.

There is even a hope that ISPs or some other intermediary will police activities on the internet to prevent computer crime.

But let's face it, if we increased the custodial sentence for murder it wouldn't stop people being killed each year.

By Phil Cracknell at vnunet.

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