Thursday, June 18, 2009

Simple Security Questions

IT (and now Smart Grid) security can be a mind numbingly complex matter. But as with many undertakings, asking the right questions up front, prior to leaping for answers immediately, can be the key to success. Here are three to start with that form the basis of a recent article by Jack:
  1. Why are you doing this?
  2. What are you trying to secure?
  3. What will happen if you don't do this right?
Pretty simple, right? Notice: there's Nothing about firewalls, intrusion detection or advanced encryption algorithms? It gets there of course, but it shouldn't start there. Here's the article.

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