Jurassic Plaque: The U-Curve of Security
At some point, every new attempt at bolstering security weakens the stability of the system. And plaquing up the information channels with new security could kill an organization."Limits are what we fear."
... R. Buckminster Fuller The organizations that enforce the strictest corporate security are often the ones that are the least secure. With the exception of organizations whose very mission is security (say, the Coast Guard, intelligence agencies, banks or body shops that rent uniformed personnel as their mission), the more resources an outfit throws at security, generally the less likely it is they are getting any bottom-line value for it. Unless you have an unlimited budget, every dollar spent on securing assets is a dollar subtracted from something productiveat best, dollars spent on successful security are resources you could have spent on R&D or marketing or customer service or dividends that are now lost to you forever.
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