Wow. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much of a hassle it is that we have to prep and mitigate so many security issues. I mean, think about it. We’ve added untold millions of dollars to airline security, and a crazy amount of money in BUILDINGs. But another impact is the daily thought we put into people-security. The people who work in sensitive areas, putting their lives in harm’s way for the Kingdom. And think about how much we have to worry about CYBER security. We fear that someone will intercept our emails. (My credit card has been compromised twice in the past 30 days… so I’m currently on my 3rd card in a month.) Today I needed to send payment for an event we’re staging in SE Asia. I can’t simply email them the credit card information. I was SUPPOSED to fax it (because a fax is still safer than email. Now why is THAT still the case. I sent my first fax back in 1986.) But the fax machines wouldn’t talk. I suppose ours here in Louisville spoke English and couldn’t understand Thai. So either way, what did I have to do? I had to encrypt a PDF with a password. Tomorrow (which starts at 9pm tonight, Louisville time), I’ll have to call them with the password verbally — so it’s not sent with the PDF via the internet.
Security is a hassle. I’m not sure what we can DO about it. We are probably just venting. Do you need to vent any about security? : ) If so, click “comment” following the web version of this item. Thanks for any empathy you can feel. : )