What Makes a Security Idiot?

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2007-04-20 Email Print this article Print

Security Idiot I recently posted a list of my 12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot. This list was inspired by an older column (OK, rant) of mine where I bemoaned the stupid things that people do that cause most of the security problems that companies have to deal with.

When I wrote that old column I got some great suggestions and comments both on stupid things that people had seen users do and also some creative methods that IT departments used to expose the worst offenders at their company.

So now I'm asking you my readers. How do you deal with the security idiots at your company? And are there stupid things that I should add to my list? Comment Here and let me know.

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