Who doesn’t wish they were as smart as Warren Buffet? I just read a review of a Buffett biography that is coming out and I’m going to steal one of his sayings to adapt to the information security world:
Security is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill.
Very few of us will ever really have the opportunity to start with a blank slate. What we can achieve in security is really about what we can add over time and what we can make stick. To make it stick, you need to choose the right ingredients and the right hill – and keep pushing. Oh, and pushing is a lot easier if you can find that downhill path.
This might just sound like “defense in depth” again but I think it is really different. So much that is touted in the name of defense in depth does not stick – it is the equivalent of dry snow.
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