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The Starbucks Effect on IT Security

“I’d like a half caff, tall, soy, vanilla cappuccino, extra hot.” We’ve all heard orders like these at Starbucks. We may even be the person placing them! But the fact is, we’ve become accustomed to getting things our way and when it comes to coffee, the barista makes sure our expectations are met.

The Starbucks Effect on IT Security

“I’d like a half caff, tall, soy, vanilla cappuccino, extra hot.” We’ve all heard orders like these at Starbucks. We may even be the person placing them! But the fact is, we’ve become accustomed to getting things our way and when it comes to coffee, the barista makes sure our expectations are met.

Start with the Threat to Prioritize Patching

For years the security industry has been talking about the importance of patching as a basic security measure to prevent attacks. The Equifax breach is the latest reminder of what happens when organizations lag in this effort. It’s a safe bet that Equifax isn’t alone.