• Talk is cheap

    29 Aug 2008

    In watching the clips from Obama’s Adult American Idol speech last night (I couldn’t bear to watch it all live) I was reminded of previous bosses I’ve had and other people I’ve seen regarding their “support” of information security:

    Posturing and pandering and spouting out whatever makes people feel good is very, very easy.

    Just like certain people are good at manipulating others negatively for their own gains, anyone (Obama, McCain, your boss – whoever) can tell you what you want to hear…It’s experience, wisdom, and doing the right things – making sure the rubber has good contact with the road – that really matter long term. Not social engineering.

    The bottom line folks, talk is cheap – something we must not forget when we have people promising support for what we need (information security or otherwise).