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“Unmanaged = Hacked, whatever the OS”
– Steve Kirby, isGRCAdvisor
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
– Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“Good security begins at home.”
“People always make the best exploits. I’ve never found it hard to hack most people. If you listen to them, watch them, their vulnerabilities are like a neon sign screwed into their heads.”
– Elliot Alderson, Mr. Robot
There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.
– James Thurber
“Ransomware is unique among cybercrime because in order for the attack to be successful, it requires the victim to become a willing accomplice after the fact.”
– James Scott
You are the key to security.
Security is like a chain, as strong as the weakest link.
No security hole is too small.
Information Security is not cryptography.
Digital world is dangerous because it’s silent.
If you can’t physically secure your computer, it’s not only belongs to you anymore.
Information security is expressive and proactive.
Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum” or, “Si vis pacem, para bellum.” “If you want peace prepare for war”
– From “Epitoma Rei Militaris,” by Vegetius
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
– Albert Einstein
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
– Kahlil Gibran
We’re sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has two hundred thousand moving parts built by the lowest bidder.
– “Rockhound” in the movie ‘Armageddon’
The anguish of low quality lingers long after the sweetness of low cost is forgotten.
A business will have good security if its corporate culture is correct. That depends on one thing: tone at the top. There will be no grassroots effort to overwhelm corporate neglect.
– William Malik, Vice President and Research Area Director for Information Security at Gartner
Just as drivers who share the road must also share responsibility for safety, we all now share the same global network, and thus must regard computer security as a necessary social responsibility. To me, anyone unwilling to take simple security precautions is a major, active part of the problem.
– Fred Langa
People don’t react to reality; they react to their perceptions of reality.
– Human psychology truism
People don’t understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them.
– Bruce Schneier
There’s an entire flight simulator hidden in every copy of Microsoft Excel 97.
– Bruce Schneier
You can’t defend. You can’t prevent. The only thing you can do is detect and respond.
– Bruce Schneier
Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices, and it’s money wasted, because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.
– Kevin Mitnick