The weakest link and systems.
Information security systems are created by people. I believe that without knowing what, when, where, why, and how, that people can be the weakest link in the system. The reason I say this is because people create the system and people follow, improve, and change the system. With any system there will always come errors. Human error is common in any system, but after knowing the error can be fixed. It is up to us to create a system that is unsuccessfully and change where any improvements are needed. The main goal for security systems is to protect information. When people choose to take short cuts when creating a system it can cause more problems than solutions.
There are several things that can be done to enhance the weakest link. For example, educating and teaching employees about the system and how it works can help provide a direct understanding of the importance the system has in the business world. Many people don’t really know what problems they are creating because they are not aware of the system.
Another thing that can help to improve or enhance the weakest link is building a relationship and keeping people informed of any updates or improvements in the system and how they work. When individuals are aware of change they can tend to keep up a lot easier. Communication is very important and can have a big effect on the employer/employee relationships.
I believe that another useful tactic that could be used to help improve both the weakest link and the system is monitoring. Monitoring can ensure that the system is effective and also make sure that human errors are minimum. Monitoring can help to improve both and create change if it is noticed. When issues go unnoticed, they go unchanged.