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Saturday, February 25, 2012

" A Loced-Out Shout Out To Syria: Make Peace Not War "

Generally, in war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's state whole and intact; to ruin it is inferior to this. To capture the enemy's entire army is better than to destroy it; to take intact a battalion, a company, or a five-man squad is better than to destroy them. Hence, to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence. - Sun Tzu
Today I had an interesting conversation with an Angel. The Angel wanted to know whether or not it were true that I bowed down and worshiped a statue when I prayed. I told the Angel that she was tripping in the “ West ”...there is no such statue. Only mind.
She told me that evil entered into the world through man and woman when they first partake of the forbidden fruit in the Garden Of Eden. I told her that there was no such garden nor such fruit. Only mind.
At this response the Angel seemed stunned and wanted to know my thoughts concerning The Christ. I told her that Jesus was a Buddhist and Buddha was a Christian. And what of Muhammad she asked? Muhammad? I told her that there was absolutely no one to be placed next to or to be compared against Muhammad. Muhammad is Muhammad. Muhammad is CHOSEN! The gods do work in mysterious ways; however, there is no such gods in existence that work. Only mind.
She then asked if I was going back into the Temple. I told her that no such Temple exist. Just mind only.
In my most recent post I cited a real life example of how I was so gracefully socially-engineered. ( Yes, all slippers count and that's exactly one of the subtle ways social-engineers are able to slither their way inside to go with their move. ) Truth of the matter is that we live in a world filled with liars and cheats. Which leaves us to wonder- Under such a harsh reality...just how does one cope?
Although there are many tactics and strategies available to the those willing to put in the minimum requirements involved in defending oneself against such imposters, I am of the opinion that when it comes to defending one's system/network...these days and times we're gonna need a little something more on top of just seeking refuge in our spiritual masters. Let's have a look at what one of my close comrades, Mr. Pete Herzog, has to say about the issues that we face when it comes to living with lies and liars:
“ You security analysts will want to perfect your game in human security this March.
We have turned things around and can show you how people are broken and what you can do to fix them. So if you want to hold a security awareness course, teach family members to be safer, or even if you've just fallen for a scam or two before (or some bad love relationship) and want to know why, then this is what you should know. We did it like this because we know that it's not being smarter about security. It's about being smarter about why you do what you do and why you believe what you do.

Following that we dive deep into trust. Even if you don't trust easily, the criteria we use be default to trust is heavily biased and usually just as largely incorrect. Trust is such an amazing tool that we can use it in so many ways yet so few have actually read the instruction manual. This is THAT manual. Learn to use trust to make the right risk decisions, hire the right people, understand and fix contracts, give the right people the right access to the right assets, and so much more. When it comes to trust in this world, you really will want to RTFM.

We live in a tough world full of liars and deceivers. Competition is fierce and unforgiving. People lie. But you don't have to fall for it. It's an important time to be a security analyst. It's even more important to be a great security analyst. Know your trust. Know your triggers. Know yourself.

I hope to see many of you at Troopers in Heidelberg, Germany this March! It's a great conference and we have these 2 great classes you'll want to be a part of.

Smarter Safer Better
Mastering Trust, the Certified Trust Analyst

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See you there! ” -ala Pete Herzog
Thanks my friend. So here's to living with lies and liars, y'all. Be there or be square. Square Business.
All warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when able to attack, we must pretend to be unable; when employing our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.......

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