You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Going green's tie-in with infosec

If you've been following my blog and my principles for even a short period of time you've probably figured out that I pull no punches when it comes to personal responsibility and limited government. There's hardly anywhere I'm more passionate in this regard than the marketing smoke and mirrors of "Going Green" and the religion of "global warming". I should say "climate change"; that covers warming and cooling for the anti-Capitalist movement, right?.

Bandwagon jumping aside, I do believe that it's up to all of us to take reasonable care of the environment through recycling, minimizing the energy we use and so on. In fact, I strongly believe that if we all just did a little bit in terms of personal and business recycling and being smarter about energy consumption that we could make a huge difference for future generations.

Ditto with information security. I truly believe if we all just did a little bit more...if management exercised more common sense, if users clicked on fewer unsolicited links and if IT managers and developers fixed the low-hanging fruit - the basics of what's continually exploited - just imagine how much more secure our information would be..

The problem is getting people to take personal responsibility for their actions. There's a big, big hurdle with that though and therein lies the problem.

Be it heads in the sand over information security or society slowing dismantling the very essence of what's given us our standard of living in the name of "global warming", as Ayn Rand said: We can evade reality but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

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