Famous IT Security Quotes Worth Quoting

Here are a few very relevant and accurate quotes from a few professionals in the IT security business:

People often represent the weakest link in the security chain and are chronically responsible for the failure of security systems. — Bruce Schneier, Secrets and Lies

The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards. — Gene Spafford

Security must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue, and the chief executive must set the example. — heard at a security conference

Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people. — Bruce Schneier

Hacking is exploiting security controls either in a technical, physical or a human-based element. — Kevin Mitnick

People are prone to taking mental shortcuts. They may know that they shouldn’t give out certain information, but the fear of not being nice, the fear of appearing ignorant, the fear of a perceived authority figure – all these are triggers, which can be used by a social engineer to convince a person to override established security procedures. — Kevin Mitnick


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