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Imagine if you would the following conversation between the Captain and Co-Pilot of a commercial airliner as they prepare the plane for take off

 

Captain: “Fuel”?                               Co-Pilot: “Check”

Captain: “Flaps set”?                      Co-Pilot: “Check”

Captain: “Doors secured”?           Co-Pilot: “err no”

 

Clearly no airline crew would progress the check any further, the doors would be secured before the check was run again to ensure the plane was in the right condition to fly.

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The Danger Of Assumptions

by Juniper Employee ‎09-24-2013 03:08 AM - edited ‎09-24-2013 09:56 AM

The recent security attacks on 2 UK banks where criminals were able to pose at IT technicians and literally walk into the banks and install Keyboard and Video monitoring equipment reminds us that the security threat faced by organisations can often be as physical as it is virtual.

 

Clearly in both cases, bank staff assumed they were legitimate technicians and gave them full access to the desktop PC’s allowing the criminals to install equipment that allowed them to remotely access and transfer account funds.

 

The lesson to be learned from this is that the only assumption that should ever be made in security planning and thinking is to assume everything is un-trusted unless proven otherwise.

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