It has a Password…It’s “Secure”

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.


Jeff Evenson

Jeff is Chief Blogger for Security Friction, writing about the security issues that seem to always have some rough edges when being considered for implementation or integration. Jeff retired from the US Navy as a Chief Cryptologist, worked in the wireless telecommunications and financial sectors. Jeff has spoken at the local college and various community groups.

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