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Recent headlines said, “Network ransacked in huge brute-force attack” and “Hackers break SSL encryption used by millions of sites” among many other security and privacy news that fill the news outlets every time I look and listen.
The problem is not some new phenomenon, but one that continues to repeat itself again and again throughout human history. Complacency, deregulation and a lack of oversight repeatedly represent the 1-2-3 knockout count for organizations. We have everything we need to fix the fundamental problem and that is by using an alternative 1-2-3 knockout count through governance, technological control and vigilance.
Through governance, basic rules and requirements are established; through technological controls, a steadfast mechanism applies governance without bias and, finally, through vigilance, these processes, procedures and controls are tested.