Monday 20 August 2007

Expect The Best, Prepare For The Worst

I really have to start letting go of what I do for living when relaxing outside the work place, I just watched "The Bourne Ultimatum", I noted a safe was opened using supposedly secure but a single authentication method using only biometrics, in that it scanned a finger print and had voice recognition (no password). If it had only used dual factor authentication, perhaps with a passcode (i.e. something you know), then Jason Bourne might of found it a lot harder to get it open and steal the contents! Oh I got slightly annoyed that film's heroine said "the firewall" was blocking user level access rights to a file, if the Firewall was blocking she shouldn't of even got close to remote accessing the file in question in the first place, but hey that's hollywood, I really shouldn't be a kill joy.

The thing that stood out the most for me, was when the bad guy CIA director used the phase "Expect The Best, Prepare For The Worst" in regards to a situation, which sums up the stance I take and fellow security professionals take, especially when formulating an overall Information Security strategy within a business.

In fact checking back through my security presentations, I used the term "Expect the Best, but Plan for the Worst".

Still in all The Bourne Ulitmatum is a great film, which I really enjoyed, finally a "triquel" this summer that's good!

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