RSA’s recent breach is an effective reminder that in security there are no guarantees and nothing is 100% safe. It’s important to view security as juggling probabilities and be prepared for when the worst happens. Don’t be alarmist and focus on what you can do right now.
Developing effective checklists helps to identify what’s both critical and routine, where in your process those checks need to be made, and helps disparate or new teams to come together quickly and efficiently. And there’s strong evidence to show how effective they can be. Read more about this book…
So far the article Mint.com in 2010 – Is it Safe has received both positive and negative comments. I think that’s good. The goal is to provide an accurate, objective analysis of your security when using Mint.com. Below are some follow-up thoughts to comments I’ve seen so far. Please correct or comment where you see fit.
To date there have been security concerns and questions identified around mint.com. This article is an attempt to objectively research some of those concerns, separate fact from fiction, and make recommendations where appropriate. My initial answer to “is Mint.com safe” is both no and yes, depending on what you’re concerned about and what safe means to you.