The biggest geeks in all of technology work in IT security. Sorry front-end mobile developers, cloud gurus, data center managers and do-it-yourself robot builders. Enterprise IT security is run by geeks who love to play cat and mouse with a good botnet, argue over the merits of Blue Coat versus AnchorFree and have a panic button programmed on their highly encrypted smartphones that goes straight to Symantec's headquarters. These are the geek's geeks.
In honor of yesterday's Safer Internet Day, we present a tribute to the IT security folks that keep most of us running during the day and from drowning in a sea of spam and malware. We know the "$#!& people say" meme is a little played out, but we feel that's mostly because there have been some really mediocre entries into the genre recently. The video below is sure to leave you giggling if you belong to the geeky group of IT security experts. Check it out.
Passwords. Damn those passwords. Why do people always come up with generic, terrible passwords to really important documents and accounts? Passwords are an IT security guru's nightmare because many people have generic, easily cracked, keys or do something profoundly idiotic like keep all their passwords on a sticky note next to their PCs.
A reminder to denizens of the Web: it is suggested you change your passwords at least twice a year. Or, you might end up like these guys:
The team over at Gazzang, a company that specializes in data and application security for the cloud, sent over this video on "$#!& IT Security Guys Say." Knowing a lot about security professionals, this entry is spot on. Watch it below and let us know what you think in the comments.