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Achilles Heel


The term Achilles Heel refers to an area of weakness which, when applied to Information Security means the weak link in the security safeguards. An example of an Achilles Heel would be where substantial effort has been made to secure data on the server, and yet virtually anyone is able to walk in to the systems room and remove the disk sub-systems.

The appropriate action for the Security Officer in your organisation, is to identify the Achilles Heel, and to take action against it.

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