"... each time I recall fragment 91 of Heraclitus, 'You cannot step into the same river twice,' I admire his dialectical skill, for the facility with which we accept the first meaning ('The river is another') covertly imposes upon us the second meaning ('I am another') and gives us the illusion of having invented it..." - Borges
Need some help here.
What are the basics of infosec? What should everyone in this field should learn/ know/ be able to do?
The reason I am asking: I am kinda lost bc this field is so big. There is so much to learn which makes it kinda difficult to detect the basics (as a beginner).
Personal experience, book/ resource recommendations and and other feedback is highly welcome and preferable with a reason why s.o. should know it.
As relevant as ever:
"The events of 1933-1945 should have been fought no later than 1928. Later it was too late. One must not wait until the struggle for freedom is called treason. One must not wait until the snowball has become an avalanche. You have to crush the rolling snowball. No one stops the avalanche."
-- Erich Kästner
I wrote a blog post describing the role of critique, as well as the importance of fostering hope, in engineering teams: https://ashfurrow.com/blog/senior-engineering-and-building-a-better-world/
Fight for cornflakes and milk to be officially recognized as a soup Show more
A few months ago, I put cornflakes and milk in the list of soups on Wikipedia. A couple of people reverted my edit without talking to me, and I just kept reverting it back, explaining my reasoning in the talk page. They did not respond.
Now, after the latest reversion, I've finally gotten the attention of an admin. They said we can put cornflakes and milk in the list as a soup, as long as we can find a reference for it that meets Wikipedia's criteria.
Does anyone have an idea where I can find a source for this?
What if privacy law was as strict as copyright law nowadays? You are not allowed to copy any private information about someone until 70 years after their death, even if it was non-commercial, and you can sue the heck (that is: €€€) out of someone if they do.
And then do the reverse to copyright law: copying anything copyrighted is the standard, creators who don't want it are refuted with "Oh, but you don't have something to hide, do you?", and Big Tech and Government actively help people to copy work from creators and to spread it further.
I write software, bake things, and live in KCMO
Hey Kansas City, be friendly!