Security 'Democracy' Needed

Just as world rulers in history eventually decided to let the masses have a say in matters that concern them, it might be time for computer users to become informed, involved and active in cybersecurity according to NetworkWorld columnist Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

“Yes, security is complex and esoteric. No, it should not be the practice of the few, but the practice of the many,” he writes.

If security awareness and education is an important and affordable investment for large organizations, says Antonopoulos, “it is 10-fold so for small business.” As an information security expert himself he says people in his profession should renounce their “titles of nobility.”

“It means expecting more from users and giving them the knowledge and tools to be lead actors in their own security,” he writes. “We must move beyond security awareness to security action.”

To read the column in NetworkWorld click here:
http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2010/071910antonopoulos.html