The Security Shit Show

Episode Seventy-One - You talkin' to me_ You talkin' to me_ You talkin' to me_

Every time I encounter an ego in our industry, I immediately think they are channeling their inner Robert Denerio. Or when I run into a vendor who is in the protection racket, buy my tool or else. I remember We are here to protect people not to provide “protection”Why do we feel the need to act like gangsters and thugs, bullying our way around, scaring the people we are supposed to be protecting. Our industry is rife with extortion tactics and borderline criminal business practices all in the name of helping, but the only thing we seem to be helping is our pockets to get fatter. When your sales strategy is a quote from Vito Corleone “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Something is wrong.You say you want to help, yet your help is behind a registration wall, your “help” comes with a constant barrage of unsolicited emails telling me how if I just buy more of your shit, I can stop the cybercriminals. Forget the fact your own security is probably in shambles and your marketing email is how your customer is going to get infected.If you need to behave like a quote from a gangster, I suggest you quote Tony Montana“All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for no one.”Remember this sage wisdom from Mario Puzo “The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.”“Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it. You understand?” – Ace Rothstein If we are going to keep acting like the criminals, we are trying to stop then we should have gangster names so at least there is some authenticity to our actions.Join Spotted Dick Roberts, Mind Fuck Francen and Pretty Face Cloutier for a lively discussion tonight on the Security Shit Show.

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