Technology and the Genesis of New Vulnerabilities
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Overview: For every new technology deployed, one or more new unforeseen problems are created. These problems, in turn, result in new vulnerabilities. Each vulnerability introduces a new threat potentially leading to serious and possibly permanent damage. This paper will provide several examples how and why technological solutions introduce these unforeseen problems. This paper will demonstrate how a well-intentioned technological solution to a problem interacts with social and technical infrastructures to create new and often more threatening vulnerabilities. Business executives must be sensitive to this actuality to be better prepared as technology continues to impact their world.