Is data security really that bad?

With a painful taste of irony, it was recently reported that the Ministry of Defense's (MoD) manual explaining how to prevent leaks, was itself leaked. 

Source: The telegraph.co.uk

"The Defense Manual of Security is intended to help MoD, armed forces and intelligence personnel maintain information security in the face of hackers, journalists, foreign spies and others.  But the 2,400-page restricted document has found its way on to Wikileaks, a website that publishes anonymous leaks of sensitive information from organizations including governments, corporations and religions."

Is this a fluke or is the world suffering from abhorrent information security practices, culture, and capabilities? 

YES, the world is terrible at securing data!  Yes, you and I are part of the problem!  Yes it can be fixed, but it is unlikely unless dramatic steps are taken!

To hear my full rant and opinions, check out my blog/video "It is Time for a Data Security Revolution!"

Is data security really that bad?  What do you think?  Don't be shy.  YOUR data is at risk too.

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Matthew Rosenquist

About Matthew Rosenquist

Matthew Rosenquist is a Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel Corp and benefits from 20+ years in the field of security. He specializes in strategy, measuring value, and developing cost effective capabilities and organizations which deliver optimal levels of security. Matthew helped with the formation of the Intel Security Group, an industry leading organization bringing together security across hardware, firmware, software and services. An outspoken advocate of cybersecurity, he strives to advance the industry and his guidance can be heard at conferences, and found in whitepapers, articles, and blogs.