When security measures backfire

Nobody questions the need for network security any more, but I wonder if some of the precautions now deemed so necessary are really worth all the hassle. In particular, the latest breed of desktop tools designed to keep the bad guys at bay can make life hard for the good guys too.

One example involves a print audit. The people running a firm near me – let’s call it company X – wanted to find out who was printing what, and to which printers. They also wanted to know how much the printing cost and how much they were likely to save if they were to replace locally attached desktop printers with shared multi-function devices. When security measures backfire - vnunet.com

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 8th December 2005 11:07PM