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Washington E-Security Conference Paints Gloomy Picture
The key message of the conference was perhaps best summed up by David Bowser, information security manager for Latrobe, Pa.-basedKennametal (stock: KMT): "The basic conclusion that I came away with was that, more than anything, a security manager must be a student and an educator. A key component of a sound security program is to keep up with business, technology and society and then pass that on to the organization in the form of security practices and awareness programs."
This theme may have been an epiphany to some technology experts, but it was no revelation to security policy managers such as Bowser. In fact, I've been preaching this for as long as I can remember. Even Bruce Schneier, creator of two complex encryption algorithms and author of the long-standing cryptography industry bible Applied Cryptography, admitted he had put his eggs in the wrong basket.
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