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    Mistakes People Make that Lead to Security Breaches

    http://www.sans.org/resources/mistakes.php

    This list was created in October 2001 and I was curious on people's opinions of how far we've come.

    The Five Worst Security Mistakes End Users Make

    All but number 5 still seem to be hot spots.

    The Seven Worst Security Mistakes Senior Executives Make was covered in this thread

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=266693

    The Ten Worst Security Mistakes Information Technology People Make or should it say competent IT people make.

    For a competent Admin all of these should be a non-issue or number 11
    Allowing untrained, uncertified people to take responsibility for securing important systems.
    has occurred.

    The only real issue I see as a big issue is Number 10. I think no matter how competent your IT staff is, there is still a drop off in education. Although if the user's knew everything where would we be?
    \"You got a mouth like an outboard motor..all the time putt putt putt\" - Foghorn Leghorn

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    If our users knew everything that we (should) know about security, the world would be a happy and secure place

    And I'd be saying "would you like fries with that?"

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