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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
17. “Every operating system out there is about equal… We all suck.”
(Microsoft senior vice president Brian Valentine describing the state of the art in OS security, 2003)
“Good security begins at home.”
There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.
– James Thurber
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
Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.
– Edmund Burke
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
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.
– Stephen Hawking
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