If you're a security professional, you know that the job can be a challenging one. You've probably had your share of both successes and failures on the job. If you're an IT generalist who has hired or worked with security pros, either in-house or consultants, you may have seen their efforts fail at time, too. Sometimes security measures that seem to be adequate or best just don't work well in a particular circumstance. Sometimes the problem has to do with perception. Sometimes security pros are too limited in their views. This article takes a look at some of the reasons security pros fail, and what can be done about it.