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Belgium attacks reinforce that security is everybody’s problem

Rob Enderle | March 28, 2016
In light of the tragedy in Belgium columnist Rob Enderle writes that it is more important than ever to rethink our security efforts. People seem to think security is someone else’s problem, but the reality is that security is something we all need to own.

Belgium reminds us that an attack can be physical as well, and actively looking for people who are behaving unusually and reporting them may not just save the company, it could save the employee’s life.   While I sadly expect that we won’t take this seriously until more of us have lost loved ones, for those who can get ahead of this problem the reward of avoiding guilt will be well earned.  

Security is nothing to laugh at

I have a number of funny security stories I could share, but there is little to smile about with what seems to be going on today. Being stupid can have mortal consequences. At the heart of much of the problem is that people seem to think security is someone else’s problem. If there is one overarching thing we can do, it is to accept that security is something we all need to own because with threats like what we are now seeing out of Europe and what we have seen here, that is the only reliable way we can actually be safer.  

 

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