Should CIOs take employees offline to improve security?

"Welcome to your first day at Insecure IT Solutions. Here's your new office. It has three doors and five windows with no locks on any of them. We keep all the sensitive business information in this open filing cabinet in the middle of the room.

"If you want to send a message to anyone in the building, just write it on a postcard, fold it into a paper aeroplane and throw it out of a window: it'll get there eventually. Don't worry about all the strange pipes leading off into the walls and ceiling. We've no idea what they're for but it's probably fine.

"Oh, and you might find random strangers loitering around or sneaking in and looking at your work from time to time. As long as they do it quietly we ignore them. Any questions?"

"Erm... what?"


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Alex Cruickshank

Alex Cruickshank has been writing about technology and business since 1994. He has lived in various far-flung places around the world and is now based in Berlin.  

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