Is Security Pointless?

Don Wickelgren
October 24, 2022

Even Microsoft gets seriously compromised. They're one of the better technical companies at security, and their OS is used by a majority of users across the planet. So does this mean it's a futile effort to take security measures because inevitably your devices will be hacked or damaged? The answer is that it's not pointless. Security is a probability, and it's also about the amount of damage you may experience. In these cases, an opening into data in your network can be closed. Breaches can be stopped. Damage can be fixed. By taking good security measures, the amount of fixing you have to do is minimized. It's like routine maintenance on your home. Even though you have a roof, it may occasionally leak. Patch it, fix it, and then you have a great home.



Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.