I believe I've mentioned before that my primary responsibilities at work are as the systems administrator. It's something that Ive dabbled in with several previous companies, and taught a lot of classes on at my last job. Now I do it full time.
I was talking to my brother about it some months ago, explaining a few of the concepts of server security that I've either learned from others before me, or have picked up on my own. We might even have talked a little bit about social engineering and corporate security. After a while, my brother said to me, "so basically, good security is a fascist regime."
I thought about it for a moment, and said, "yeah, I guess it is."
Yesterday I mentioned this conversation to my boss. He laughed and said, "yeah, that makes perfect sense. In fact, any mechanical process that is a democracy is a failure."
Hope you all enjoy those thoughts as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. Me, I've got a few company servers to enforce martial law on.