Monday, February 27, 2012

Security - only as good as the weakest link

You might have a very strong and highly protected entrance gate to the castle, but if the castle wall is not good enough, the thief will break in from the wall rather than trying to break in from the gate. This is the mind set of the hackers in the digital world as well where they want to access your systems with the minimum possible effort in order to have the highest gain. The security of your system is only as good as the weakest link in your system. Hackers exploit such weak links to gain access to your systems.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Insider threats

IMO, insider threat is more of an issue of security management than the strength of security mechanisms enforced.

Love your job not the company!

Based on my experience, I kinda agree with this. True that one may argue that without loving your company you can't love your job. However, IMO, you've got to think yourself before the company, not vise versa. If you love the job, the company will eventually benefit as well.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Think out of the box!




Simplicity - It's not easy!

I agree with this quote. If you can't picture it in simple terms, you probably don't get the idea. Having said that does the academic research community really get this idea? I think they don't. If you present your research in a simple easy-to-digest form, they think that your work is trivial. IMO, achieving simplicity is not easy - especially presenting a complex idea using simple terms.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Security vs. Privacy

Security or Privacy or Security and Privacy? IMO, contrary to the following figure, security along with privacy is possible; you don't have to loose privacy for security.