How to Be Vulnerable

I’m going to tell you how to be vulnerable. Now your wondering if I’m going to tell you its okay to cry when your kitten dies, or your hard drive makes the click-clack sound when you boot up. It makes me cry too, and no, it doesn’t make you a looser to cry.

Before you get offended that I’m suggesting the death of a kitten is the same as the death of a hard drive full of pictures of kittens, know that it was only a test. I just tested you.

With that test I made half of you all uncomfortable by showing my own vulnerability for crying over dead kittens/hardware, and I made the other half of you cringe-fully uncomfortable by using the three most common English spelling mistakes. Which makes one half of you dead inside and the other half of you annoying perfectionists. Therefore, none of you are any good at being vulnerable, so I’m going to teach you.

This is your first and only class on how to be vulnerable. Based on the strongly believed anecdotal evidence that thinking like the enemy makes you better at fighting enemies, we suggest that thinking like the vulnerability will make you better at fighting vulnerabilities.

I bet you thought all these articles are supposed to be about teaching you how to be secure and not about being vulnerable. Well you thought wrong. And you thought right. I don’t know, I just write what the raccoon tells me. Never mind, the point being that vulnerability is a big part of being secure.

Think about it, you need to be secure ALL the time. But you won’t be, and that’s backed by some statistics you can go reference on some smart infosec blog by someone with freaky sideburns and the fortune (Read more...)

This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Pete Herzog. Read the original post at: Cylance Blog