Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Why security sucked in 2015, and how to improve in 2016
Take, for example, the TalkTalk breach, which taught us that acting too quickly and making statements when not fully acquainted with the appropriate information is not a good move. Nick Pollard, general manager of the UK for Guidance Software, tells IT Pro: "It was an example of a response to an incident that was ill-judged in the end, as the scale of the attack was less widespread that at first anticipated." Indeed, had TalkTalk waited until all the facts were fully understood then much panic and reputational damage could have been avoided. There's a lesson to learn right there.