Doug Bedell — August 16, 2017, 2:47 pm

Good Security Takes Continuing Attention, Discernment


Good security starts with continuing attentiveness to what is being kept safe from intrusion. The attendent circumstances don’t lend themselves to trivialization or distortion, as Brian Krebs discusses in a post headed “Beware of Security by Press Release”.

As Krebs explains, “It goes a bit like this: A security firm releases a report claiming to have unearthed a major flaw in a competitor’s product; members of the trade press uncritically republish the claims without adding much clarity or waiting for responses from the affected vendor; blindsided vendor responds in a blog post showing how the issue is considerably less dire than originally claimed.”

The circumstances are a bit involved, but patience and attentiveness are other aspects of good security. We recommend that you sort through Krebs’ post before coming to conclusions on virtually anything in the security world.

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