I had a very interesting conversation with a colleague recently. He had a disturbing take on the state of information security and, particularly, practitioners (of which he is one). He took the position that security professionals who have been around a while are becoming – no, making themselves – dinosaurs. Having been in this field well over 20 years myself, I, of course, found that a disturbing notion. You know what happened to the dinosaurs. Not a pretty thought.
He said that the "old-timers" are satisfied doing the same things they have done for years. They write the same old policies, use the same old techniques, apply the same old rules. Second, he said that when these old pros get together in the hotel lounge at a conference, they just sit around, ...
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