As we’ve learned in class, nothing is safe, and you can never be too careful. However, you might wonder if this mindset poses some negative effects as well. Is it possible to be too paranoid?
Let’s say that you are an employer in a company. You care about the company’s success, and you also don’t want to be a threat to hackers. What is the line that should be drawn when keeping things safe? Should you let no one have access to anything but yourself? Should you begin monitoring what your employees do? Perhaps you don’t even set up a network, because it could never be truly safe, and you end up doing everything by paper, then. What about someone breaking into the file cabinets, then?
By saying that you can never bee too careful, one makes the realization that no network is fully safe. But is this mindset really healthy to have, considering all of the holes that you have to consider? I mean, after all, it’d just be best to run your business in a hole in the ground, so that no one could penetrate your defenses.