How Can Administrative, Technical, And Physical Controls Introduce A False Sense Of Security?

892 Words Nov 16th, 2016 4 Pages
How could Administrative, Technical, and Physical Controls introduce a false sense of security?
Security controls are technical, physical or administrative defenses to evade, neutralize or diminish harm or inaccessibility because of risks operating on their corresponding weakness, i.e., security risk. Organizations add security controls, which is no surprise; however, it is easier than most think to bypass these controls. The business “goes through the motions of deploying a security tool or following an oversight procedure, but the benefit to the security posture might be negligible” (Zeltser, 2015).
Nothing in life is ever safe. If there is a way to invade a system, hackers will find a way to do so. Although we use such items a virus protection software, and give a sense of being protected, many times a virus will get through. Organizations, provide security policy and procedures for employees to read through and follow the policies; how many of those procedures are actually be followed and how are organizations tracking this. Because organization’s are automatically assuming that employees are reading and following these policies this causes a false sense of security within the organization. Controls such as passwords not being shared, proper procedures when leaving your desk and PHI is viewable, etc are often times mishandled by employees thinking nothing will happen. These types of behaviors are not taken into consideration seriously and causes the false sense of…

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