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Curing Those Security Blues

Curing Those Security Blues

Are you suffering from security fatigue? Find yourself getting irritated when your IT folks bring up yet another security issue? You’re not alone. Lately I’ve been witnessing a good deal of security fatigue in the executive suite, and I’m not surprised.

Truth is, security remains a never-ending process. The easier we make it to move data, the more vulnerable it is to loss or theft. In fact, our Page 1 story this issue on Data Loss Prevention is all about how easy it is for too many employees to make off with sensitive, proprietary information.

But you’re sick of hearing about it all, right? Well, maybe it’s not security you’re tired of, but the endless stream of checks you’ve been writing to buy security products that leave you less than secure.

As readers of this blog know, I’ve long been an advocate of buying capability rather than product. Want to be sure Salesman Bob, who’s just resigned to go to work for a competitor, doesn’t walk away with all your customer data to help him in his new job? Don’t just buy a product. Look for a way to get the capability to protect your data.

You can’t escape spending on security, but you can make each dollar work to deliver the functionality you need.

Meet the Author
Tim Burke is the President and CEO of Quest. He has been at the helm for over 30 years.
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