Security procedures are good – follow them and you get to keep your job

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Sidestepping them to be ‘more productive’ impresses no one

Motorists tend to believe speed limits are a good idea and that everyone should stick to them. They know that when they break the limit the risk of an accident rises. But they also “know” that it is everyone else breaking the speed limit that pose the real danger.

When it comes to cybersecurity insider threats, it appears that similar attitudes exist. People, under pressure to be productive, rarely view themselves as “threats” to the organisation when they actively circumvent security policies, but probably think they’re taking the initiative.

Of late, we’ve seen another headline-grabbing data lift: British Airways copped to the theft of 380,000 payment card details There was also


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