Gel sticks with 1.6TB of data are next on theft list

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 1:20 AM EST

I performed a security audit on a company in the mid '90s. I cheated, but it's all about asymmetry, so I figured cheating was fair. The bad guys cheat and I was looking to emulate them, not make my clients feel good about themselves.

Instead of going to the client meeting I was to attend, I walked around their facility. When I left the building the guards stopped to search my laptop case. Good security. Back in the parking lot I called into the meeting, declaring, "You failed." The guard questioned why I was returning after just a few minutes and I assured him he would find out soon enough.

At Computerworld.

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