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Jul 31, 2012
Honestly Now…Honest? Dan Ariely, who has been a guest of ours in prior webinars, has really gotten some great press on “ The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. This is a must read for any CSO or any IT person involved with security. Actually a must read for just about anyone. We in IT Security often spend a lot of time worrying about APTs (advanced persistent threats) and bad actors, but (as Dan points out) it’s the 99% we need to worry about. Cheating and dishonesty are ingrained in our culture; heck its part of human nature! But without it we wouldn’t have: the Macintosh, Apple, Microsoft windows, The IBM PC, the Internet, and much much more. Dan makes the case that, to some extent, dishonesty is a part of collaboration and innovation. And if that doesn’t whet your appetite, well..then..your just lying to yourself. Mike Rollings, Elden Nelson and I will be exploring other parts of human nature at our Gartner Catalyst conference in a few weeks – in the workshop entitled “Career Survival Skills for Gearheads.” There will be no lying allowed. Honest.