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I have a (
worrying) small obsession with refilling the bird feeder* in my back garden before I leave for work each day.
Every day, I walk the same short path to get to the feeder.
It’s not a risky endeavour.
But this morning at 6am, it was cold and dark, and I found myself staring at the stars.
Because I had slipped on the icy path and landed on my (
What has this got to do with cyber security?
As with many things in life, cyber security is about risk management.
And risk is not static.
Walking on a path; Clicking on an email link; Responding to a phone message; Communicating with someone on LinkedIn…
We may do each of these activities multiple times a day.
But the risks are not always the same.
When the weather is cold or the day is dark, I need to remember that the risks are higher.
When a message is from a new source or seeking our urgent action, we need to remember that the risks are higher.
It’s the best way to ensure we don’t slip up.
* Feeding the birds is not a completely altruistic endeavour. I am convinced that when I forget to do this, my car gets hit more frequently by bird… “output”. Correlation may not imply causation, but I’m taking no chances.