The Human Side of Security

May 23, 2013

In my latest SecurityWeek article, I try to address the important question, where are the security  breakdowns and why are they happening with such regularity? When it comes to cyber security there are two indisputable facts. One, a network is only as secure as you make it and two, human behavior will always be the weakest link in the security chain. This is not a new problem.


From an unsuspecting coworker walking an “electrical worker” into a server room to “someone from IT” calling you on the phone who needs your password to reset it, this has been going on forever. Despite the billions of dollars spent annually by government and private industry to protect their networks and critical data assets, the large majority of breaches can be tied directly to human error and/or a breakdown in protocol. To read the whole article please go here:

Mark Hatton, President, CEO



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