Have you ever heard someone say, “Slavery happened a long time ago — get over it!”?

Please understand, slavery in America is so recent that the echoes of slaves’ screams when they were beaten are still reverberating in our ears. Listen closely — can you hear it?

I’ll tell you…


Mr. Murdoch,

I would like to purchase Fox News. How much will you sell it to me for?

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You see, I understand that you’re in a precarious position right now. After Trump lost the US election, his political allies are all pivoting in order to save their careers. Your viewership…


“Have any advice for getting a gal’s foot in the door who just graduated from a college’s Cyber Security Program — from a CISO’s POV?” A new connection asked me this question through LinkedIn’s private messaging feature.

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My reply is below. I’ve changed her name in this article.

Bethany,

I…


“You been robbed!”

For Black History Month this year, I’m going to tell some little-known stories of prejudice in America. They are little known, because they’re stories from my life. These are my racist sins. The story I’m going to tell you now happened in about 1966.

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All five of…


The block of marble was so frightened.

It all started with the sound of shovels. Then, it was exposed to — sunlight! So bright! Next came the saws, and hammers and chisels.

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No! The pain! The marble was fractured and cut and splintered. …


Your job description says a lot about your company — and warns me not to apply. In this article, I’ll explain the problem, and teach you how to write compelling job descriptions.

Woman sitting at desk using laptop. Window on left side lets in bright sunlight so woman is mostly in silhouette.
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The Problem

I’m looking at job postings for management positions in Information Security/Technology/ Services. Several of them are…


For Black History Month this year, I’m going to tell some little-known stories of prejudice in America. They are little known, because they’re stories from my life. …


On Facebook today, someone I know wrote that ordering Americans to wear masks and limit non-essential public gatherings is an attempt to make us a socialist nation. …


Several years ago, I would routinely describe myself as an Evangelical Christian. Evangelical Christians thought I was one of them, so we lived together in harmonious ignorance. But there was a problem.

The author in 1983 standing at the pulpit of the church he pastored
The author in 1983, at the pulpit of the church where he pastored

The problem was that I was reading the Bible from cover to cover every year. I lost count…


Today I had a thought about how “we don’t need computers.” It sounds absurd, but bear with me; I’m trying to introduce you to a new way of looking at computers and the information they process.

Server Rack (photo by Author)

When I was a boy and had a bike, I had to “maintain” it…

Bob Young

CISO, Director of Information Security, and Security Consultant. Also, I wrote some books that have nothing to do with IT. http://www.amazon.com/author/bobyoung

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