Security and Privacy Quotes

Here are the weekend quotes, a day early…

On security:

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.Helen Keller, author and activist.  Keller, who was deaf and blind, was an advocate for many progressive causes including women’s suffrage and inclusion for people with disabilities.

On privacy and youth:

“Young people are very adept and comfortable with electronic communication. As advocates, we have to help young Canadians find the information they need to be their own privacy watchdogs” — Irene Hamilton, Manitoba Ombudsman, speaking at the semi-annual meeting of Canadian Privacy Commissioners, June 4, 2008.  Visit youthprivacy.ca for more information.

On common sense?

“Many companies need to do more to prevent inexcusable security breaches.  Too often, we see personal information compromised because a company has failed to implement elementary security measures such as using encryption on laptops.”  Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner in her 2007 report to Parliament.

Mike

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