• Principles are not values

    08 Feb 2011

    When I started my information security consulting business 10 years ago I believed the words “principle” and “logic” would be a good fit for the way I think and work. The concept and mode of operation has worked out great. I was just reading a quote by Stephen Covey that reminded me of this – and information security leadership in general…he said:

    “Principles are not values. A gang of thieves can share values, but they are in violation of the fundamental principles we’re talking about. Principles are territory. Values are maps. When we value correct principles, we have truth – a knowledge of things as they are.”