Data held hostage

Secure dataIn common parlance, governance is the responsibility to take care of things – the ownership of which lies elsewhere. It is all about taking care of other people’s stuff.

So when an employee’s responsibilities include protecting a city’s computer system and its data – to whom does  that employee owe the duty of trust?

According to the San Francisco Chronicle – this was the issue confronting a computer engineer, Terry Childs, in June of 2008. Mr. Childs fully understood that San Francisco’s data was sensitive. He was well versed in system security and knew the need to protect the network from viruses, hacking and corruption. Unfortunately, Mr. Childs had grown to believe that the biggest risk to the network was his co-workers. Continue reading “Data held hostage”