Comments on: Sharing versus Security: Driving without Brakes http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/06/24/sharing-versus-security-business-versus-social-media/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/06/24/sharing-versus-security-business-versus-social-media/#comment-968 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:17:50 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=13818#comment-968 Hi, Svetlana. You’re absolutely right: to be useful, the car needs a driver who knows how to use the brake, the accelerator, and the steering wheel properly. Security for its own sake is counterproductive when it blocks core business processes instead of enabling them. I used to have a boss who, when he talked about the famous CIA triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability), always said ‘and the most important is availability…’ He was essentially right, but the trick is to ensure that data is available only to those who are entitled to it.

This extended motor car metaphor is starting to make me feel travelsick. ;-)

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By: Svetlana http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/06/24/sharing-versus-security-business-versus-social-media/#comment-967 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:04:44 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=13818#comment-967 Breaks – yes, using breaks that's a good think. But don't you think that it's more important that this doesn't mean we'll get off the car…And most importantly where we are headed to regardless of whether or not we drive fast or slow…

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/06/24/sharing-versus-security-business-versus-social-media/#comment-966 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:17:04 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=13818#comment-966 Thanks, Vicki. As I understand it, Skype does default to showing that you’re logged in, but has some alternative status settings including an ‘invisible’ setting whereby you can use the service as usual but it looks to your contacts as if you’re offline. I hardly ever use Skype, but I sometimes use an equivalent setting when I don’t want to be disturbed by a chat program. Online services, however, seem to insist that I either tell you I don’t want to be disturbed or that I lie about being online, and that does seem a small but significant reduction in privacy. After all, if I don’t pick up my phone, that’s not telling a caller anything about me except that I didn’t answer the phone. I guess most people don’t care about that.

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By: Vicki http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/06/24/sharing-versus-security-business-versus-social-media/#comment-965 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:35:24 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=13818#comment-965 Oh, David, I have had many conversations on the issues of privacy & security and it always seems to fall on deaf ears.  I don't get it.  People on Facebook willingly give up their personal info to Apps and the site itself.  You wouldn't catch me on Facebook in a million years although I did have an account a long while ago, but I hated the way they kept changing my privacy settings and those darned Apps wanting to access your data is just terrible.  Face Recognition software bothers me, too.  Apparently, Skype now lets people know when you are online so they can just p/u the phone and call you and, quite frankly, I find that to be extremely invasive.  Plus, people now can find out what websites you visit and on and on and on.  I love my ESET software and you are so right that there are some people out here who DO "realize that you need a brake as well as an accelerator to drive safely".  Very well put.  I just wish more of my friends would heed my warnings about the "Cloud" and some of the very risky behaviors they use on their very expensive hardware and software.  Thanks for a great article and have a great week.  Warmly, Vicki

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