Cybersecurity – will the cure kill the patient

Tech Crunch has an interesting article on cyber security.  The first part is tongue-in-cheek.  All you need to do is disconnect from the internet, get rid of all your laptops and smartphones, use no cloud services and no mobile apps.  You get the idea.

All of the things that we know and love – and which make our lives and jobs easier – contribute to the security problem.

Bottom line, it is a balancing act and where the fulcrum lives is different for each person and for each company.

You have to conduct a risk analysis to figure out what risks you want to accept and what risks are unacceptable.  Then you get to take the actions to deal with that.

And assume, not everyone will be happy with your choices.