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It's not funny when security becomes a joke

Frank Hayes | April 4, 2011
Security is now so mainstream, it can be the punchline for a network comedy.

And that makes it more important than ever to remember the basics: Don't share your passwords or leave them out in plain sight. Don't let strangers through security doors. Don't assume that anyone who calls you is from IT. And don't send any company information to anyone unless you're sure they're supposed to have it.

Who knows? If you point out that security has become a punch line, maybe your users will realize that what they do matters. And if that gets them to take security a little more seriously -- well, that's something worth smiling about.



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