Having sobered the crowd, a cyber security expert recently offered up his “one wish” to most improve data security – “eliminate email attachments”. Surrounded by sceptical looks, he added “if at all possible”. If potential threats would be dramatically reduced, why can’t we eliminate email attachments? Inertia and habit should not be allowed to preclude an evolution in communications. The typical network security model is medieval in its design – a fortress of high walls and vigilant sentries who scan all visitors to prevent intrusion.
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