Scott Adams takes a funny swipe today at the way information security managers are often viewed within an organisation. I know a number of information security managers who would not see anything wrong with Mordac’s approach. These same people also wish there were no users to corrupt their “secure” systems.
It goes without saying that security should not be a blocker to business. Instead it should enable the business achieve its goals in a secure manner. Remember the brakes on your car not only allow you to slow down, they also enable you to drive faster. Knowing you can drive safely is similar to conducting business in a secure manner. We need to ensure our security solutions and systems enable the business to achieve its goals.