Los Alamos Explains Their Security Problems
They've lost 80 computers: no idea if they're stolen, or just misplaced. Typical story—not even worth commenting on—but this great comment by Los Alamos explains a lot about what was wrong with their security policy:
The letter, addressed to Department of Energy security officials, contends that "cyber security issues were not engaged in a timely manner" because the computer losses were treated as a "property management issue."
The real risk in computer losses is the data, not the hardware. I thought everyone knew that.
Posted on February 17, 2009 at 5:00 AM • 37 Comments