Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The new security guy
Alan Shimel has blogged about a very common situation, that where a networking (or anything else) guy becomes the new security guy.I've lost count of how many times I've seen that! The problem is, it's not only common but it's also impressive that several of these guys believe they know all about security from the moment they received the new job title.I worked in a big security team where almost everybody there were not security professionals, they just end up "falling" into the security department. It was a huge nightmare to make them understand that they didn't know the basic concepts and that some things have to change. Until people don't understand that our job isn't something like a new device that you learn how to set up we will keep seeing those cases and the results from them: breaches, breaches, breaches.