In the seemingly unavoidable media drone tirades hammering Tiger Woods and his marital situation I realized the tie-ins that such high-profile marriages have with what we do in the information security field. It boils down to two things:
We see this all the time when it comes to information security – executives, legal counsel, and CFOs flexing their muscles pushing back on security initiatives until they’re gone for good. I worked on a project where this very thing happened and it ultimately led to tens of thousands of computers being “0wned” by the bad guys. Funny how some people assume that heads buried in sand is a good risk mitigation strategy.
Sadly so many people go into marriage this way. It’s all about the contracts, the lawyers, and the selfishness. Meanwhile the very essence of marriage is ignored. Obviously not a viable long-term strategy for marriage or information security…but people will continue on in their same old ways and thus the cycle will continue on.
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