Why security comes last

Summary:IT managers face a dilemma. The foundation work that's essential for effective network security is inherently boring.

IT managers face a dilemma. The foundation work that's essential for effective network security is inherently boring.

Change and implementing completely new systems are much more exciting and are more likely to attract funding and C-level support.

Chris Wood, regional director for Australia and New Zealand at security vendor Sourcefire, explains the problem with an IT-themed adaptation of psychologist Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs in this video.

Listen to the complete interview with Chris Wood in this week's Patch Monday podcast.

Topics: Security, Tech Industry

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit tr... Full Bio

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