I attended a presentation last week and heard the phrase, "The server is secure. It has a password."
Never mind I was at a security meeting. What hits me is that simple phrase being used. But then, why should I be surprised?
Things like this will continue to be said because security is rather nebulous. I try to put myself in non-security minds. Say I was a color blind painter and mixed up a bucket of red paint. My color blindness prevents me from seeing that it is actually pink when I paint it on the barn. Do I still call it a red barn?
Until we can figure out how we can make information security an inherent part of every aspect of our lives, we’re going to have the phrases I opened with. It takes time and education. We’ll get there.