Some struggles are hard to break

2022-02-18 12:27:00

When you next have 15-20 minutes and some coffee/tea/beer/etc, I'd consider this article an interesting read for anyone in DevSecOps and InfoSec.

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security - Marcus Ranum

That dates back to 2005 and reminds me that "the more things change, the more they stay the same". We still struggle with a lot of these issues today and my team at $Client literally discussed some of these last week.

Is Ranum infallible? No. Is Ranum 100% correct? No, I'm sure he's not. Is point #4 dead wrong? Yes. But it's still a nice read to make you pause and think.

And, while we're traipsing down Memory Lane, here's Schneier in 2004 bringing up product safety standards for software products. tags: ,

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