The OPM breach’s cybersecurity paradox

(via The OPM breach’s cybersecurity paradox – Business Insider)

Adam Elkus writes

…cleaning up the systematic dysfunction in OPM and other agencies will require a harsh and swift hand and plenty of pink slips.

Fantasizing about super-hackers and visions of cyber-doom are more fun than the boring but necessary drudgery, for example, of modernizing a decrepit and decaying federal information technology base or ensuring that basic security protocols are observed.

Like many things, it’s the basic blocking and tackling that get you 80-90% there. Not glamorous. But effective.