Only as Secure as the Weakest Link

We've all seen it, "This system is 100% secure, it uses 128bit SSL". While it may be true that the data in transit from the user's browser to the web server has appropriate security controls, more often than not the focus of security mechanisms is at the wrong place. As in the real world where there is no point in placing all of one's locks on one's front door to leave the back door swinging in its hinges, careful thought must be given to what one is securing. Attackers are lazy and will find the weakest point and attempt to exploit it.