Security and Secrecy Quotes

On security:

Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.Bill Gates.  Factoid: Gates and his teenage classmates were banned from using a PDP-10 timeshare computer after the operator of the system caught them exploiting flaws in the operating system to gain extra computer time…

On viruses:

“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.” Stephen Hawking.

On secrecy:

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.”John F. Kennedy, 35th US President.  Interesting that JFK’s administration was involved in a CIA overthrow of Iraq.

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Mike Waddingham is senior Information Technology management consultant with over 30 years of industry experience. He is the owner of Code Technology Corp.