Ask Employees, What is More Valuable?

November 30, 2008

The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is the federal regulatory agency that oversees federally chartered thrifts (Savings and Loans).  I presented to a terrific audience of examiners today, about 170, from the western United States.  My topic was “Every Sociopath is Your Neighbor: An Overview of IT Risks in a Connected World.”  Below is one of my slides…

whats-valuable1The well informed audience will most certainly answer the query indicating that the CDs may very well be more valuable if they contain information that could be used for identity theft or fraud.  But then I ask a follow-up question… If I threw the two on the ground, which do you think the crowd would scamper to pick up?  Obviously the Benjamins!  Herein is the fundamental problem we face in the computer security industry – getting people to not only recognize the value of information but getting them to act upon this knowledge.

– TrustCC


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