In Information Security, Experts are Constantly Stating the Obvious

This will be one of “Top Ten Reasons Why I Hate Computer and Network Security,” which I will blog next week. Today my RSS feed from FIRST pointed me to Removable media in the workplace can become a security timebomb. This is a well-written and accurate article. My problem with it is that anyone with even a bit of exposure to—not expertise in—the field of Internet security would, after reading all of these, say, “Well, yeah, that’s about right.”

In computer and network security, we keep stirring the same pot, ladeling some out every once in a while, and presenting it as a new dish. Newsflash: even if you add a dash of soy sauce, it is still Campbell’s® Chicken Noodle Soup.

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