USACM considers Privacy and Security to be interlinked. The idea that one must give up privacy for security or vice versa ignores how good privacy practices can help establish good security, and how good security can help protect privacy.  The rash of data breaches over the last several years represents failures in protecting both privacy and security. 

Preserving privacy and security is more than implementing best practices.  From the design of systems through their implementation and operation it is critical to keep both security and privacy in mind.  Any personal data used in a large computing system needs to be stored, collected and managed appropriately throughout its use.  Computing security involves not just protection against anticipated threats, but monitoring for possible threats (from within and without), physical protection, access controls, and both individual and corporate accountability for security and its failure

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