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The reality of content security

January 29, 2008

The reality of content security

CMS Watch, January 24, 2008

    “At the end of the day almost all major security breaches relating to content and data are due to such poor behavior, rather than the result of artful hackers working from secret government locations in China (or for that matter the bedrooms of teenage geeks in Ohio).

    Yes, in all the three cases [highlighted in this post], better governance and compliancy related software might have helped…. So maybe the lesson then is that you should expect people to behave incompetently, dishonestly and be downright stupid on occasions, and you should plan to have safety nets in place for when this happens. But that no software can prevent it from happening in the first place.”

Well said. he CMS Trendwatch Blog points to an important, but disturbing issue – most companies haven’t thought about how to best leverage and protect their corporate assets. Consider the rapid exchange of digital assets inside and outside of the corporate perimeter among employees, partners and other stakeholders, and the danger is even higher. All it takes is one employee with malice intent to steal or destroy the information that is the lifeblood of his or her organization. As a result, we’re seeing organizations proactively add security procedures that objectively help them prove content integrity of electronic records. In instances like this, the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” truly resonates.

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