Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Security quote

I flipped the page in my planner the other day, and at the top was the following quote:
Security can only be achieved through constant change, through discarding old ideas that have outlived their usefulness and adapting others to current facts.
- William O. Douglas
The quote is appropriate given what we do. User education is critically important. And, as threats evolve, we need to evolve with them; and pass that knowledge on. We've seen that viruses are not necessarily the major threat like they once were; when viruses wrecked havoc and were a nuisance. Now, there are concerted efforts by malware writers at hiding their intentions while attempting to get the user to give up valuable information. As the bad guys have adapted to make use of more advanced tactics, so have the warriors. The cat and mouse game will continue for as long as technology moves forward.

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