In a world where consumers are constantly notified of the latest breach that compromised their data, why are we still so afraid to be bold and innovative with our approach to data security? As both a consumer and a cybersecurity practitioner, I get frustrated when I hear that my data has been compromised by a credit agency, a hotel chain, a retail store, a financial institution, a healthcare provider, or a government agency—and then hear complaints about security organizations being too heavy handed. No organization wants to be the victim of a breach and each event has its own nuances and complexities.
There has to be a better approach. There has to be more communication, more compromise, and a better collective strategy to securing data. It’s time to face the facts—insider data loss is getting worse, not better. We’ve spent too long being misled into thinking employee privacy and corporate security are at opposite ends of a zero-sum equation. It’s time to bring employers and employees together in a new paradigm where privacy and security go hand in hand.
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