Have InfoSec Professionals Failed?

I commented on a recent LI post asking whether the rise in cyber breaches are as a result of insecurity due to failure of InfoSec community to adequately protect their organisations. It's not the fault of security professionals per se. It is a result of the dynamics between the accepted need for security and the need for simplicity in interconnected information sharing. Most businesses place an emphasis on the latter even if (and it often does) come at the cost of the former. There is also a marked lack of skill in InfoSec professionals to be able to help their organisations find the balance where both can be achieved. This is because the InfoSec community is polarized between those who are

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