Security means keeping the Bad Guys out, right? Locking down the system so that it is difficult to use and turning on SELinux. And forcing users to comply with security policies they don’t understand and which interfere with their ability to get their job done.
And, of course, defense in depth – which is often a code phrase for turning on every feature of the system related to security. After all, “you can’t be too careful!”
All this may be just a bit narrowly focused…
I’d like to explore a slightly different perspective on security – one that looks at it from a business and user perspective and which takes a holistic view of security as one of many threats to system integrity. Done properly, security is simply one part of keeping the business running.
Over the next several posts we will explore different aspects of security – starting with asking the question “why do we even have IT?”
We will be exploring different aspects of security and welcome feedback and suggestions.
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