And the worst security idea of 2005 was . . .


It is the season for looking back and recognizing landmark accomplishments of the past year. Any number of awards for IT achievement are being handed out, but we shouldn’t ignore failures. After all, we learn from our mistakes.

So the first Bonehead Award for Notable Failures in IT Security goes to the 360 senators and congressmen who voted for the Real ID Act of 2005, and to the president who signed it into law.

The Real ID Act, now a part of Public Law 109-13, may not be the worst piece of legislation passed during the year, but it certainly is a model for how not to do information security. GuardMyCreditFile: Cyber eye: And the worst security idea of 2005 was . . .

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 16th December 2005 9:15AM