Security Expert: User Education is Pointless!
Let's face it, educating your users about computer security is pointless - mainly because they just don't care about all that "boneheaded computer crap". The only thing that matters to them is their job. Don't ask them to think about anything else, they won't listen to you. The only way to effectively secure your environment is to start treating users like children (subtly, without them realizing it), and implement a security solution that enforces restrictions, therefore immediately limiting the chances of any nasty security exposure.
Users are often called the weakest link in computer security. They can't select secure passwords, and they write down passwords and give them out to strangers in exchange for treats. They use old or outdated security software, can't spell the word "phishing," and click on all links that arrive in e-mail or instant messages, and all that appear on the Web.
I'd be curious to hear about the opinions of our esteemed readership on this. So, what are your thoughts?
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