I just wanted a day off. See also 10 dangerous app vulnerabilities to watch out for (free PDF) So I wandered to a public golf course for some sunshine and the hope of just one decent tee-shot. When you wander out to play golf on your own, you never know whom you might meet. I’ve learned what it feels like to go into a burning building, thanks to a golfing firefighter. I’ve learned what it feels like to fly a covert mission to Iraq from a young golfing Air Force pilot. This time, the play was slow, and two men caught up with me. One was instantly affable and a good golfer. He wanted to chat, and he was good at that, too. Given that this was a weekday, I asked him how often he played. “Around three times a week,” he replied. “How can you do that?” I wondered. “I have a great boss who only cares about me making my quotas.” “So you’re a salesman? What do you sell?” “IT security software,” he said. If there’s one product that most businesses crave these days, it’s this one. Hacks cost businesses millions. Why some cities are even paying hefty ransoms to get their data back. Many IT and security professionals blame ignorant, careless employees for most of the issues. Some research suggests that millennial employees are the most blasé about the whole thing. Yet my conversation with this IT security salesman took a strange turn. We were waiting to… [Read full story]
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