Re: Random access to an encrypted file

Lew <>
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 18:54:47 -0400
RedGrittyBrick wrote:

Whether that safer place was a human would depend on the risks/costs
analysis etc.

In the midst of all the hoopla about viruses and hack-attacks and phishing and
blah-blah-blah, the single greatest threat to anyone's resources, corporate or
personal, remains insider malfeasance. Most misdeeds originate inside the

Despite this well-established and long-standing fact, many companies continue
to treat their employees, white- and blue-collar alike, as expendable cogs.
Policies grow more restrictive and ludicrous, until movies like /Office Space/
seem like straight-up documentaries, completely overlooking that it's the
people that make the organization function.

When the organization continues to strive to antagonize and lose the loyalty
of the people who have the inside knowledge, no system or encryption or
automated process will rescue them.

In a culture of loyalty, an evildoer will be spotted and ratted out much more

These factors are difficult to quantify and uncomfortable to confront, so too
many organizations leave them out of the risk and cost-benefit analyses.

A software consultant called upon to improve computer security may well serve
their client best by a suggestion to throw monthly parties.


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