This scene I ran across last week captured the essence of one of the points I want to make regarding security programs. This is a picture from a foreclosed home that I walked into Friday. The view is from the throne room master bedroom door, and you can see the shower stall off to the left, the bed to the right. It appears that the owners spent a great deal of time buying tile at Home Depot and making ‘improvements’, what with pretty much the entire house being self expression in fired clay and strategically placed mood lights. Rather than focusing on the basics, like say, paying the mortgage, they spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in materials building a shrine to some toilet deity I am unfamiliar with.

In data security and home improvement alike, focus on any specific function or appliance will leave you exposed.