Uh, What Alan Said

Mr. Shimmel has a good, brief post up on the state of the economy and its impact on infosec. He pretty much hits the nail on the head. Adding on to what he says, I've been reading daily crime reports from my base city, and I've noticed a steady increase in basic theft/burglary/larceny cases. Historically, crime increases as the economy tanks, so this shouldn't surprise anybody.

From an infosec perspective, this reinforces more than anything the imperative to know what info you have, how important it is, and where it is supposed to go. If you cannot describe the "crown jewels" of your information capital, then I'm afraid you're going to have a tough time prioritizing precautions protecting it.

This note brought to you by the letters F and M (for felony and misdemeanor).

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