September 11, 2021

At the end of the day, you can lead a horse to water… It’s 50/50 sure it needs to be easier, but if you give the boot to anyone bypassing security measures, it becomes much less enticing. Deadlines are infact irrelevant if you don’t have a job.

ZDNet: IT leaders facing backlash from remote workers over cybersecurity measures: HP study.



That title gave me a brain aneurysm.


Why not just copy the title from the article?


Here’s the thing, you can fire the users that bypass the security controls or you can monitor to see how they are doing it to better secure your infrastructure.

There’s so many things that could be said here. One of the key aspects of security is implementing policies and controls that minimize the impact to users. If the controls implemented make a system unusable or a user needs a program to do their job that isn’t approved by IT… The user will seek out alternative means to do it. The core functionality of a business is for the user to make the company money, not IT to inhibit them.

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